Glenn shared a positive message about friendship. He summarized it with: “There are tall ships and small ships, but the best are friendships.”
He acknowledged, however, that not everyone will want to be your friend. In fact, some people might act mean and unpleasant, like a bully. So… how do you deal with a bully? You start by asking the bully if he’d like to be your friend.
Um. No. Probably not.
Then you ignore the annoying and rude bully.
Will that make the bully stop? Maybe or maybe not.
The next step is to tell the bully to stop. Tell the bully that his picking on you bothers you and that you don’t like it.
Some bullies will quit. Others will just stubbornly cling to their bullying behavior.
Glenn, who dealt with a stubborn bully when he was in elementary school, said that the last step was to ask an adult for help in handling the bully. Eventually, Glenn’s bully stopped. In fact, Glenn and the former bully became friends and they stayed friends until they both graduated from high school.