"No one talks to me"
"People literally look through me"
"They have created a WhatsApp group without me."
A 40-year-old mother of two tells me during a consultation
What would you call this?
In my opinion - this is BULLYING
Yes. Bullying happens at all ages and all stages of life.
It happens at the workplace - in marriages - in social circles - and in the parent-child relationship.
In every situation that involves another person - there is the possibility of being bullied.
It is important that we fortify our children against bullying as early as possible by doing the following -
1. Stop saying "why can't you be like the others?"
2. Stop withholding love when you are unhappy with their performance
3. Stop filling children with the fear of failure
Those who are sure of being LOVED - in spite of being different - in spite of not performing - in spite of failing - can never be bullied.
It is #antibullyingweek - let's root out bullying by fortifying our children with UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
It is their job to try.
It is our job to love them as they try