Ugly Stupid Bad Girl.
That is the note you got in school today, from someone you thought was your friend. I know how sad that made you. It made me sad to even see that note. You see, the person who wrote that note couldn’t be more wrong.
Our Moms are friends, and my Mom shares with me the photos that your Mom posts. She shares because she tells me all the time that you remind her of me when I was 7.
- When I was 7, I loved to smile BIG, just like you!
- When I was 7, I to play on the swings, just like you!
- When I was 7, I loved to do my hair in all kinds of cool styles, just like you.
- When I was 7, I liked to play with my brother, just like you.
- When I was 7, I got a mean note from a bully, just like you.
But, sweetheart, right now is when you and I are going to change a little,ok?
When I was 7, I believed what the bullies said about me, and that was WRONG.
I was NOT a lazy, ugly, stupid, fat cow that no one wanted to be friends with. I just had bullies that said so. But because people told me so, I believed it.
So I have something to tell you.
DO NOT BELIEVE THEM. You are NOT a Stupid, Ugly, Bad Girl . You are a Smart, Beautiful, Wonderful Girl who has so much to offer and so many gifts! I know that you love to play with your brothers, and you spend a lot of time with your Mom and Dad and I know that you are kind, and loving and a person that LOTS of people want to be friends with .
I want you to know that even at 7, you can #BeBrave and stand up for yourself. You are a brave girl who will learn that sometimes, people aren’t nice and they say mean things that are not true.
I want you to know that I will #BeBrave for you, too, and I will stand up for you and WITH you and let you know that at 7, the bullies do not have the right to make you feel badly about yourself. YOU have the power to tell that bully to go away, and to stop telling you those things. I know that there are a lot of people who will help you, too.
You and I are so much alike. Sadly, we both have bullying in common. But always remember that we also have our bravery, too. That is so much stronger.