Bullying: Shared Values

Check Out the New Blog Consider what it is that you want for the children in your home, school or community. From each pair, think about whether you lean more toward A or B:

A. I want children to expect others to solve their problems for them.
B. I want children to learn to solve their problems by themselves.

A. I believe children will develop self-confidence by learning that others will solve their problems for them.
B. I believe children will develop self-confidence by learning to solve their programs on their own.

A. I want kids to grow into adults that blame others for their own feelings and problems.
B. I want kids to grow into adults that take responsibility for their own feelings and problems.

A. I believe children need to be sheltered from hardship in order to develop resilience.
B. I believe children need to experience hardship in order to develop resilience.

A. I want children to be “thin-skinned” so they will be easily hurt and upset.
B. I want children to develop “thick-skin” so they can easily repel life’s stings.

A. I want kids to feel hurt by insults.
B. I want kids to be immune to insults.

A. I want children to take themselves so seriously that they get upset whenever anyone makes fun of them.
B. I want children to know no one is perfect, and to be able to take and make jokes about themselves.

A. I believe being an informer is a good way for children to get others to like, respect and trust them.
B. I believe being an informer is a good way for children to get others to despise them.

A. I want children to believe that that freedom of speech is a mistake and should be eliminated from the Constitution.
B. I want
children to cherish living in a country that guarantees freedom of speech.

From Professional Learning Board’s online continuing education course for teachers: Bullying – The Golden Rule Solution

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