A teacher in New York was teaching her class about
bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform.
She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and
eally mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth
it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was.
She then told them to tell it they’re sorry.
Now even though they said they were sorry and
tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that
those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it.
That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re
sorry but the scars are there forever.
The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.
If you're a parent or a teacher, share this with your child/children.
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habit.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”