Nearly 80% of school age children say they feel the piercing pain of being bullied. Surprisingly 20% of children admit they are bullies. The answer for both bullies and the bullied is the same: learning the value of each individual. Christians are uniquely qualified to present this message.
Believing every person is created in the image of God sets the stage for valuing all. Jesus first instructed his followers to love others as they loved themselves. Later, He increased the challenge and said, “Love others as I have loved you.” Bullies don’t change the Word. We often need help figuring out how to make a difference. A surprising animal can help us explore the answer to bullying.
“Just ask the animals, and they will teach you….” Job 12:7a
That’s right: bunnies. The good intentions and good goals of bunnies go awry when they do not get what they want. They are a perfect pet partner to help children understand–and fight bullying God’s way.
Pet-Assisted Learning (P.A.L.) sessions are a creative way to reach the children in your care. Free powerpoint or classroom visit.
P.A.L. – Bunnies & Bullies
It’s All About Me
Finding the Right Way
Feeling the pain
Listening to God