Having been a Mom for almost 20 years now, there's one thing I hate most: Mean kids.
Since toddlerhood, I have taught my young to be kind and respectful to others. Sometimes I'm shocked at how parents let their children treat others: Harsh words, no apologies. It's been eye opening.
Now I understand that there's going to be the" hitter" or the" biter". We've all had those in our families. But there does come a time that being a bully or being mean just isn't acceptable.
One observation: It's usually the mean kids that are popular. Everyone's afraid NOT to be their friend.
And another observation? It's not often to your advantage to be the "nice guy".
Being nice doesn't always get you the friends you so desperately would love to have.
I have a beautiful little daughter with a big, soft heart.
It's hard to watch her be hurt by others or not really have a good friend to call her own.
But at her school awards assembly, she got a Citizenship Award. I couldn't have been more pleased.
She deserves that.
I hope she has the courage to stay on that "Nice Path".
And not give in to the peer pressure of being a mean girl.