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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bullying Prevention: I Can See Every Single Kind of Possibility

Re: Michael Buble's "I Just Haven't Met You Yet" video: this actually happened to me in a grocery store once. No kidding. The band, the confetti, the whole thing.

Seriously, though, the line in the song "I can see every single kind of possibility" is so great, so happy, so hopeful. Good sentiments for a new school year. This should be true for everyone.

Here's a challenge. See every kind of possibility for every child. Even kids that aren't your own.

Kids should not be laughed at, left out or be on the receiving end of mean text messages. Rumors should not be spread and every one should count.

Speaking of that, a new book by Kathryn Otoshi, brilliant author of the children's book, One, is coming out in September. One is about the power of stepping up. Her new book, Zero is about the basic need to count.

Both of these books should be in every elementary school. And I actually wouldn't stop there. No one should feel like a Zero and it only takes One to make sure that happens.

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