Recent reports show that 1 in 3 school-aged children will be bullied this year. That’s a lot of bullying!
So what can you do to make sure your child (or anyone you care for) isn’t bullied?
First of all, it’s important to note that bullies have low self-esteem…And the kids they bully or pick on also tend to have low self esteem.
In fact, a bullying interaction can only take place between two people who both have some sort of issue with low self-esteem. The interaction simply doesn’t ‘work’ if one of the people involved has healthy self-esteem. That’s because people with healthy self-esteem don’t bully other people nor do they respond in a way that ‘emotionally feeds’ bullies when a bully tries to bully them.
Let’s explain: The bullying interaction requires at least two players. If just one of the players involved has healthy self-esteem, then the interaction doesn’t play out in a way that would be classified as “bullying” as we know it.
Why? Because a kid with healthy self-esteem doesn’t “let” other kids bully him or her. He or she simply won’t react in a way that will keep the bully returning for more….
Put simply, a kid with healthy self-esteem doesn’t give bullies the emotional / psychological satisfaction they need to keep coming back for more.
So, how can you keep your kid from being bullied?
Simple: just make sure your child has healthy self-esteem.
But, how can you make sure your kid has healthy self-esteem?
Simple: just teach your child the principles of Rational OptimismTM.
Well, according to the ideas of Rational OptimismTM this world is lawfully organized and purpose-driven. This includes: you, your children, and even bullies.
Everything that exists serves a positive and beneficial function designed to serve you and your Creator.
When you and your children know that all events and occurrences are unfolding in accordance with the perfect design of a loving God-Creator, potentially stressful events like, encountering bullies for instance, are understood as opportunities for growth.
You and your children begin to look for the benefits and opportunities for growth in all occurrences. This means that you grow toward greater ‘godlikeness’ (power, harmony, creativity, love, etc).
And to be godlike is to have more than healthy self-esteem…it’s to be so powerful, both inside and out, that you (and your kids) inevitably say and do precisely what’s needed so they’re never bullied at school…ever.
But, even more, you/your children have the wisdom that enables you all to say and do precisely what’s needed to make the bully him/herself NOT want to be a bully anymore!
That’s the power of Rational OptimismTM…for both children & adults! Learn more about its principles in this book.
*If you like this post, you’ll probably enjoy this week’s radio show episode of Finding Your Supreme Power!
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