“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
― Dr. Seuss
I recently read this post by Tiffany at her awesome blog My Three Ring Circus about how other children react to her daughter. I loved it and encourage you to read the entire post. Here is an extract:
From a mother, who truly tries to teach her children that each person is special and has something unique and important to offer the world,
I implore you
please teach your children well.
If not, so they can see that people come in all shapes and sizes
and that there is no place for judgement of another person’s appearance in this world,
(I mean are any one of us really perfect? Is there even such a thing?)
then to protect the people who cannot protect themselves.
For those who, through no fault of their own,
are viewed as a little different.
By teaching your children acceptance
you are giving others the one thing they crave most of all;