“The No More Bullying Rap Song” on the CD, “Celebrate!” speaks of bullying in relationship to self-belief and self-respect: “The nicer you are to yourself, the less you’ll pick on someone else, and nobody can take away your hopes and your dreams, keep them alive, as hard as it seems. You might have money or you might be broke, but we’re all the same with a thing called HOPE. Hopes are the dreams alive in your mind, discover all you can be, That’s a treasure only YOU have the power to find!”
The greatest gift we can give children is to self-believe, and the most important affirmation we can provide is that they can handle all dimensions of living life. “The Little Engine that Could” must be within every child’s spirit–no matter what someone says, judges, does, labels. Integrating a positive inner attitude through specific words-mottos-stories-songs-affirmations–all reinforce a deep self-respect. A child that feels good about themselves will not bully, tease, gossip or judge another most of the time. Someone who feels badly about themselves will torment others in order to make themselves feel elevated. A child that feels good about themselves will have the courage and strength-the self-belief- to stand up for a peer and to a peer, and they will have the ability to determine if the problem is so out of hand that an adult must step into it. Self-belief is a value that runs through every song and story I share in my concerts, and I’d love to reinforce your work with children by coming to your area with my philosophy, creative approaches and experience.