Recently I was interviewed about bullying in our public schools, and the television interviewer asked me how writing a book on leadership for adolescents qualified me to talk on bullying. I told her that that was actually quite simple because once kids learn how to become great leaders, they no longer have any interest in trying to make themselves feel better through making other kids feel worse. Quality People don’t bully. Period!
In the wake of our recent national tragedies of Orlando, San Bernardino, Sandy Hook and countless other cases of cruelty and violence that our kids are facing now, which is causing them to wonder if our great big world is a friendly one or a cruel one, I’d say that teaching our children skills in leading is more important than ever, would not you?
Leaders lift up others. Great leaders don’t tear down others. Good leaders do not attack others physically or verbally. Cruelty and bullying are just not in the DNA of a fantastic leader.
This world would be a much better place if we all taught our children how to be good leaders. We CAN teach our children how to be these kind of people. But, that teaching part begins and ends with everyone among us as parents. If we all took the time and effort to teach our own kids how to be good leaders, this world would change drastically, and it would be a lot less violent and cruel. Heck, if just half of us took the time and effort to teach our children how to be high-quality people, the world would change drastically and be a lot less violent and cruel.
Always remember how important it is to educate your kids leadership abilities because that kind of leaders does not tear others down. And once again parents, thanks in advance for everything you do, and all that you will do…