Regular followers will know I often write about kindness and how it is a strength and not a weakness. As children we were taught to be considerate of others and their feelings and how simple acts of kindness can go along way.
Somewhere in the midst of modern media the kindness factor seems to have disappeared and replaced with bullying as though it is ok to be unkind, rude and insensitive. I encourage mothers of teens to get them off of social media and out in the community. Working with families I see on a regular basis just how damaging the ‘modern techno fun’ really is. Cyber bullying is causing all sorts of health and emotional issues for students and at a time when they are really vulnerable.
‘It’s a generation thing’ I am constantly told..sorry that doesn’t ring true it’s either right or wrong and hiding behind technology is no excuse.
I consider myself so lucky to have had a great mentor and friend in my own mother who quoted positively on a daily basis. ‘A Mother’s Love’ Gospels according to Dorothy is available to download from Amazon Kindle which includes her story and mine and simple parenting advice.
Being kind can be cool you know kids!!