Helloooo, Tribelet! This is the third post in our new digs. If you’re joining us for the first time, (or you’ve been a member for a while but you’re just joining After School Wednesdays in our new place) read last week’s post by CLICKING HERE and you’ll know exactly what to do. Welcome!
PRIZES are going out FRIDAY to HALLE BELLE AND EVE, AND ANA AND MEDOMFO for joining our Tribelet here or forming their own. We’re talking posters and buttons … with WAY MORE TO COME!
Speaking of which, you might have missed last week’s CHALLENGE , so let’s try this again – what do you say?
First read last week’s post about what a Tribelet ISN’T. That will help you with the challenge.
As a Tribelet or a Tribelet-of-One, ask yourself what you would want someone to do for you if you were being bullied, left out, or ignored. One thing. Then DO THAT ONE THING for someone who is in that situation.
Once you’ve done it, report back here by NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, and you’ll receive 10 points. You only need 50 to win an after-school Skype date with me. (or a me-on-speaker-phone call if you don’t have Skype)
I think your REAL challenge might be that many of you are homeschooled so you don’t think you see people being bullied.
But I bet you do. Maybe this will help:
- When a new kid shows up in your Sunday school class or youth group and nobody talks to her … that’s a form of bullying.
- When your sisters and brothers treat each other worse than they would a perfect stranger … that’s a form of bullying, right in your own home.
- When girls in your co-op or church or neighborhood say really negative things about other people behind their backs …that’s a form of bullying.
It doesn’t have to be kids throwing food at somebody or girls yelling mean things at a girl across the playground to qualify as bullying. Any time the dignity of another human being isn’t respect, that’s a form of bullying.
AND, if we don’t stop the small forms, they’ll turn into big forms.
SO – let’s try this challenge again. As a Tribelet or a Tribelet-of-One, ask yourself what you would want someone to do for you if you were being bullied, left out, or ignored. One thing. Then DO THAT ONE THING for someone who is in that situation.
Tell us about it by next Wednesday. And in the meantime, do any of you have any issues about bullying right now that you would like to bring to the Tribelet? If so, let us know what those are in a comment.
You are awesome women to want to be part of our Tribelet. Now olet’s go to work!
Nancy Rue, the Eldest of the Elders