It is inevitable, your child will get picked on at school or made fun of periodically. That doesn’t mean they are getting bullied, it is just the “nature of the beast” when it comes to kids and school. Thinking about college friends, it might be worse, you just don’t care as much.
Regardless of your religious preference, there is a great tale from Buda that can make anyone feel better when exposed to negativity. Here is a quick summary of it:
A very angry, negative man sought out Buda. He heard Buda never got angry and always looked at situations as a learning experience. The man approached Buda and the verbal attack began. After the man seemed all out of insults, Buda asked him a question. “If you give someone a gift, but they choose not to accept it, whom does it belong to?” Puzzled, the man thought for a second and decided it would belong to the person giving it.
If you choose not accept others hate and negativity, then it stays with that person. Get emotional, let it bother you and then it will be belong to you.
For the full story, we encourage you to look it up on the web, but you get the point. The world is full of good, but it is also full of hate and negativity. Choose what you let into your life and see what path it takes you on.
If you are interested in contacting Brad Fantle for speaking engagements you may reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is a 7th Degree Black Belt with Tiger Rock Martial Arts, has 25 years experience working with children and teaching self-defense, an ADHD Coach and has a BA in Sports & Fitness from the University of Alabama