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Cher’s Story:  Name Calling Hurts"

There once was a girl named Cher who was a good storyteller, and sometimes her stories were even true.

Let’s not miss her story today…..Others have already gathered around.

Cher begins:  “My mom says I have a great imagination….Picture this:  I was walking along one day minding my own business and heard the kids spouting off to other kids:  Skunk Breath!  Dog Toe Nails!  Elephant Ears!  Daddy Long Legs!”

Now the kids calling names felt big, bad and powerful!  The picked-on kids felt so upset and sad they ran home, and some even had tears in their eyes.

A couple of days later, the name callers were confronted by even bigger bullies at school who began to pick on them and call them names.  Now they knew how it felt and they couldn’t take the unkindness so they ran home.

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to be a name caller or bully.  It does take a little thought and consideration to be kind, considerate and sensitive to others’ feelings.

The moral of this story:  “Do and say to others what you want them to do and say to you.”

   Written by Dotti Holmberg-Waddell
   Published by Apple Core Publishing
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