One of my children is a bit sad this week, due to another child being mean at school. Obviously as a parent this is a horrible thing to hear, and a difficult situation to be in. This morning I used a technique with her which I do actually use myself sometimes, and share with my clients for a whole number of reasons.
I told her to imagine she has a protective shield all around her, like a bubble, or anything she wants it to be. I told her to imagine that if anyone says anything mean to her, the words come towards her, they hit the shield and they bounce away from her.
‘You know when you throw a rubber ball against a wall and it bounces everywhere really quickly, before slowing down and eventually stopping?’
She started to laugh. ‘Yes!’
‘Well, it's a bit like that. When anyone says anything mean, it comes towards you, hits the shield and bounces away from you.’
‘Does the other person feels it?’
‘No, they don't, but they might soon get bored and stop.’
‘So it's like magic?’
‘Maybe, but really, it’s that you have the power to choose what words you will accept from people. Any time nice things are happening or nice things are being said, those things can get through the shield, but anything that's not nice will just bounce away. You can't stop people from being mean or saying mean things but you can always have your shield to protect you from their words. What colour is your bubble?’
It’s pink!’ She replied.
In the car, she shared the technique with her siblings, and they all walked into school giggling and imagining rubber balls bouncing all over the place which they can sit back and imagine, any time it’s necessary.
Try it with your children any time they are upset by someone else’s behaviour, and see how empowered it can help them feel. 💕
We become aware of who we are when we are children, and expectations of how we are to be treated, really set in. It is so important to make sure our children know when they can stand up and decide how they will be treated. We often hear of people having been bullied or picked on, 'all my life' - it starts at a young age and they become a target. By empowering them as young as possible, to be able to choose what they will and won't accept, we can stop the pattern of this as soon as it starts.
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