By Dr. Reifkohl
“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:35
Have you demonstrated your love for someone today? Hearing the words is heartwarming, but it is said that actions speak louder than words. Receiving demonstrations of love is far more believable than just the words.
Have you ever witnessed someone being bullied? October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Research has shown that the victims of bullying and the bullies themselves can experience psychiatric problems in childhood that can even extend into adulthood. In some cases, bullying can get so bad that victims choose to take their own lives. Bullying is a serious issue but it can be prevented. It is up to everyone (educators, parents, and the community) to use their strengths and skills to prevent bullying.
www.stopbullying.gov provides a definition, shares warning signs and symptoms as well as specific ways to prevent and to respond. It is everyone’s responsibility to help stop it.
The following is a story about a little boy who wrote a letter to Santa because his sister was being bullied… we can learn a lot from children…