So often in the media, we hear about bullying and children treating each other terribly. With the internet and the increased use of mobile devices, children don’t get a break from bullying when they leave school.
And the effects of this are just horrific. Not only is it psychologically damaging to the victim, it has also lead to suicide in some cases. But as stories about bullying have shown up in the media, so has education on the subject.
More and more schools are educating parents and students about the dangers of bullying and working together with their communities to end the terrible scourge.
And apparently, it’s getting through to some kids and their parents.
One bus driver was so happy to see a pair of children choose kindness when it came to dealing with someone who was different than them, rather than cruelty.
Cindy Clausen was overwhelmed with joy when she saw brother and sister Annaliese and Jorge, go out of their way to make friends with a boy who had a disability.
They asked the boy to sit with them.
They also offered to help him on and off the bus, and even asked him about his day.
Cindy knew that their parents were the reason why these children were so well-behaved and had such loving hearts.
She wanted to let Annaliese and Jorge’s parents know just what a good job they did with raising their children.
So she sent a letter home with the kids praising their parents.
Here’s what the letter said:
“Dear Jorge and Leonor,
I am compelled to write to tell you how beautiful your children are, inside and out! This can only come from the home, your patience and guidance, the examples that you set and teach.
I have a child on my bus named Jackson. Both of your children have showed him so much compassion and support. Every day your children ask if they can sit with Jackson.”
“Some days Jackson is a little sad getting on the bus but as soon as he sees Annaliese and Jorge he smiles. Jackson has difficulties walking and it takes a bit for him to get to his seat.
Today Annaliese looked out from around her seat and said, ‘come on Jackson, you can do it” and when we arrived at school, Jackson took it upon himself to carry out his backpack!”
“I know you know how wonderful your children are, but I wanted you to know that it shows!””
Every parent probably worries about what kind of job they are doing as a parent.
It must be really nice for Jorge and Leonor to hear from someone that they are doing a bang up job. You can see Cindy’s post below on the Love What Matters Facebook page.
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