Remember How To Treat Others As School ReturnsRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Sep 13 2020 5:54 PM
EVERYWHERE: To Parents, Faculty and Students
As everyone returns to school, parents please discuss with your children about acceptance and those who look different or are less fortunate.
Everywhere we go there are "clicks". A group that hangs together. Intentional or Unintentional, these "clicks" do not open up to the new people or those who returned but others have not taken the time to meet.
Everyone wants to feel like they are "part of" the crowd and not treated like a outsider. Please discuss with your children to reach out and make everyone feel accepted and welcome.
Also, please discuss with them not to make fun of someone who looks different for some reason. By the Grace of God, you and I, do not have something that sets us apart from others in physical deformities. Teach your children to overlook any issue and be accepting of the individual.
You know we meet someone who is blind and without thinking we say, "good to see you", because often times that is proper to say when introduced to someone. Then we go, oops! Teach your children to pause, and make everyone feel welcome.
Returning to school is a huge task. And some students do not have the luxury of growing up with everyone in their class. Because of their home situation or parents being transferred, they change schools. It is hard to walk into new surroundings and not know anyone. Reach out and be welcoming.
FACULTY ... the same goes for you. Help all understand they are welcomed to the school. Make them feel accepted and make sure you are in tune with the feelings of the students towards each other.
WHY IS THIS ARTICLE WRITTEN? Because as school returns it has been brought to my attention of how cruel people can be towards others. And that has drastic affects in school. And people needed to be reminded of that as school begins.