When we stop treating our children’s friends as that – friends, and view them as competitors we sow the seeds of an environment which can lead to Bullying.
Rather than focusing on helping our kids succeed and sharing the joy in the success of our children’s friends, we build walls in the minds of our impressionable young ones. As parents we are the ones who sow the seeds of distrust and disharmony in our classrooms, playgrounds, and ultimately our own homes by creating a negative atmosphere towards other children. Its not the children but the parents who are the real instigators. The seeds of Bullying start in the home not the playground.
Let’s stop thinking, believing, and behaving that our children’s world is a competitive world. Instead it should be a world of shared joy and happiness. Otherwise the spiral of negativity will only intensify in society.