Stop Bullying in Our Schools
Bullying is rampant in our schools, children cannot learn in the darkness of their fear and anger. Emotional intelligence classes in schools is very important and effective here is a very effective presentation which argues for the implementation of emotional intelligence classes.
Please watch and listen carefully.
You may well ask, “But what can I do about this?” I hope that what I say next may give you ideas, but it is really up to your own creativity and heart.
For the Sake of Our Children
It seems in politics, as in trying to influence mules, you have to get the attention of those stubbornly stuck in their ways.
I propose that we are all handicapped or variously “enabled”, and part of our common social inability that affects our children of all abilities is the inability to pause and reflect and be smart about how we express emotions. This is something called “emotional intelligence”.
What is emotional intelligence? In layman’s terms it is simply the ability to be empathetic, self aware, and in control.
Given the widespread bullying in our schools, which lowers academic performance and increases violent outbursts and reactions, it is plain that we need “emotional intelligence” classes in our public schools. Not classes that single out and embarrass a few children, and their parents, but classes for the kids.
Let us submit a resolution to be considered for placement on all state platforms, that reads:
“Whereas, there is wide spread bullying and violence in our schools, especially against our most vulnerable children, which lowers academic performance and has caused the deaths of our precious children (sometimes by violent acts and sometimes by suicides),
Let it therefor be resolved, that we as a Party, endorse the implementation of emotional intelligence classes. These are classes which have been proven successful in many pilot studies to lower violence and increase academic performance by ten percent and more. Let it be therefor further resolves, that such classes be implemented in selected schools at all grade levels for the sake of our children and grandchildren.”
Copy the above or write it in your own words and submit this resolution to your various political parties. It is time we stood up to bullying and the lack of loving mutual support in our classrooms. This is truly the most important issue of our times, because love, yes love, smart love, really is the answer for the world today.
Discuss this in your churches, and clubs, and call your representatives in government, discuss this in your schools, and help fulfill your obligation to our children: the leaders of tomorrow.