A) Your child is a bully.
B) Your child is being bullied.
What is worse?
One of my biggest fear as a parent is my child fitting into scenario A or B. In today’s age, bulling is much more serious and scarier than it EVER was. I fear that I will fail as a parent. I spoke to my colleagues at work whose kids are much older now. They tell me “your child will not be a bully, because that’s not the type of person / parents you and your husband are. Ultimately, it is who they hangout with and the situations they put themselves in”. My colleagues tell me not to worry too much because you can’t prevent everything. They asked me what if your kid was in a accident. I am sorry, but an accident is not preventable. If my kid was bullied, I FEEL THAT IT 100% PREVENTABLE.
**I do agree with my colleagues however, that answer may of been the answer 20 years ago. That advice is NOT going to fix what we are facing with today. The real way to stop bullying in this generation is to teach your children the reality of society.
The reality is:
It’s okay to be colored.
It’s okay to love someone the same sex.
It’s okay to love someone a different color.
It’s okay to feel that you should be a different gender you are born as.
It’s okay to fail!
It’s okay to be skinny / thicker.
Depression is real.
Educate – educate- educate.
How many articles do us millennial parents have to read about kids committing suicide before it’s too late?
How many times do we have to frown and tear reading an article about a situation that is completely preventable?
Us millennial parents need to take a stand! We are the generation that can CHANGE this.
Most of my “Mom Blogger” followings on Instagram are parents who are my age. We spend so many hours a day trying to influence each other. We have the technology and power to educate this topic, instead of hiding from it. We need to stop pretending “this will not happen to my kid”.
How do we fix this? We need to teach our kids to be scenario “C”.
Be the kid who stands up. Be the one to stick up and stop it. Be the parent to educate the reality of our society.
This way our kids do not have to suffer from scenario “A” or “B”.