Bullying of any kind is not a child’s play, joke, or triviality. It doesn’t make anyone stronger, it doesn’t help anyone to grow up, and it can’t be excused in any way. Therefore, we must not pretend that nothing bad is happening. As adults, parents, or teachers we need to react to any kind of violence towards children. Bullying in school is not just limited to physical form. There is also psychological violence.
Today we would like to review a children’s book that builds up their self-esteem by letting them know that there is absolutely nothing wrong with them. The author, Shirley Blount, discusses the seriousness of bullying: the reasons why bullying exists, who gets targeted, and the short-term and long-term effects of bullying on children. It also addresses the responsibilities of teachers, principals, school bus drivers, and adults in protecting children while they are in school, which should be safe havens for children.
The book “Mommy, Why Come?” has two main goals: for parents to encourage their children to know that they are fine just the way they are and to be open to others. On a regular basis, the author of the book wants parents to remind their children of this, build up their self-esteem, and be accepting of others. They should let children know that what they think of themselves is most important.
This book is for all the kids of different colors, races, abilities, and backgrounds. The author reminds us that children need to know that we are ALL different, and we ALL have something to offer. So, they should be open to others who don’t look like them, or talk like them, or act like them. We don’t know whom our blessings or opportunities will come from.
Give the gift of reading this holiday season! To find out more about “Mommy, Why Come?”, visit Shirley Blount Instagram profile Shirleyblountbooksforchildren
This book is a great tool to teach your child self-confidence and to accept differences. We should always show them our support, teach them what is right and what is wrong and what behaviors they should report to us right away.