Interesting way to combat bullying…

My granddaughter, Katelyn, is 10-years-old and in the 4th grade. She is a sweet girl who likes to be helpful.

On Friday she was awarded the “Student of the Month” award. I’m so proud of her!

img_2552

On our way to Culver’s for an ice cream treat (to celebrate), I asked her what she did to become the Student of the Month

I didn’t notice that Katie was wearing a shirt that said, “Kind is Cool.” That says it all .

Definition of kind:  Affectionate, loving, of a sympathetic or helpful nature.
Gentle, nice, generous, charitable, big-hearted, friendly, and forgiving.

Katie practiced the definition of “Kind.” She did it with her teachers and her fellow students. As a result, she felt really good about herself and received some cool stuff.

You know, not all 4-letter words are bad 🙂 This word makes the world a better place… when practiced.

And because Katie is a kind, loving, and helpful person, she was rewarded. When you think about it, what a wonderful way to combat bullying! Award kids for good behavior. Make them feel good about themselves. These tools can shape more well adjusted and happier adults.

I think positive programs, like this, should be a mainstay in all schools. I hope it is. I’d also like to see workplaces become more Kind. After all, bullies come in all shapes, sizes, and ages.

I vote to be Kind… how about you?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s