Kids, who appear different, still have much to offer the world if schools teach tolerance of differences instead of turning the other way when children are mean. I started this project after it came to my attention that most of the girl’s book series at the time were actually about girls being mean to be popular. Since then Gossip Girl which is all about girls being mean has been turned into a TV show and now Pretty Little Liars has been too. The least harmful of the books was The Clique books and these were made into a movie.
This blog is not about pointing fingers or placing blame; its is about educating our youth. Kindness to others is all too often one of the values that some of today’s young people seem to be missing for whatever reason. Unfortunately, some kids don’t seem to understand that being mean has consequences so we all need to work together to make sure they understand. Rather than punishing kids after someone gets hurt, let’s teach tolerance of differences so no one else gets harmed.
Boys are victims too and sometimes they are even victimized by the mean girls, but Delightfully Different is about a girl. My next story will be about Mia’s brother and it will address some of the issues boys face.
This story isn’t about anger; it is about learning to forgive intolerance while teaching tolerance. Healing of the injury is not complete without forgiveness.
God bless our children and our educators!