Trigger warning. This may be disturbing to certain people. Sensitive topic discussed.
I received an email from my kids school district, that 5 kids in the school district ended this life, mostly because of bullying, and as young as a 7th grader.
I keep hearing stories like this. My neighbor told me her friends daughter ended her life because of bullying.
This is a disturbing crisis. These kids had so much more of life to live. So much ahead of them.
Where are we failing them? Where are we going wrong? There needs to be more mental health support. We need to better teach our children coping mechanisms. It’s time to remember how we viewed the world when we were that young, and teach age appropriate ways to deal with others negative opinions and influences. We need to build strong confidence within our youth. Encourage the good in them, their strengths and their talents.
I need to teach my children to change their inner dialog to positivity, and teach them how to cope, and not let others effect them, and to keep going no matter what. To reach within themselves and find inner strength.
We live in a fast paced technological driven world. My kids are on electronics too often, it’s driving me insane, and what does this teach them?
It is important to teach our children to not let others bother them and to find confidence, and resilience within themselves.
It doesn’t matter what their peers think.
They are so young, and sensitive. They can be easily influenced. I remember being this young. But it doesn’t matter what your classmates think. Within a few years, you will never see these people again.