The Golden Rule

“Putting a stop to bullying is a responsibility we all share.” –  President Barack Obama.

I wanted to take some time to address the growing trend of bullying in our schools.  This past week, our President and First Lady held a Conference on Bullying Prevention at the White House.  I am proud our government is proactively raising awareness of this dangerous issue, yet saddened it had to go this far.

Everyone has been affected by bullying in some shape or form.  You yourself or someone you love may have been bullied or you may have contributed in the bullying of another person.

First Lady Michelle Obama stated, “It’s tough enough being a kid today.  Our children deserve the chance to learn and grow without constantly being picked on, made fun of or worse.”

Wouldn’t our schools, our country and our world be a better place if everyone followed the Golden Rule, and treated others the way they wanted to be treated in return?

We are pleased to share YEScarolina alum and West Ashley High School student is doing his part and taking a stand by helping teach kids, parents and teachers about bullying and how to respond appropriately.  He is in the process of finalizing not one, but 2 books in the hopes of educating our youth not to become bullies and how to avoid resorting to revenge when bullied.  His books titled “Poor Robbie” and “How to be a Good Person” are sure to help lots of children in our community and beyond.  Stay tuned for notification once these books are complete and for ordering information.