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.
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Dealing with bullies can be very troublesome. I explain to my daughter she needs to tell them to stop. As she is 15 and in ninth grade. If the bully doesn't stop, she needs to tell an adult that is near. Keep telling an adult until one listens. .
Your advice was dead on.
Good clean fun! Lovely to see communities embracing artists and artists sharing messages like this. Hopefully, there's a budding little Glenn who watched the show and became inspired to someday write and sing his (or her) own music. Beautiful share!
What a super guy! Glenn sounds like an inspiration to many and the students look like they really enjoyed his concert.
Sounds like he gave them some good advice, and proof that it can work. I'd like to see somebody address the bullies, too. "Being a bully is sad, not cool. Here's how you can tell you're being a bully. Here's how to ask for help. Here's how to be cool."
I know of one person who started agreeing with everything that the bully said. If the bully said, "You are ugly," this person said, "You're right." No matter what the insult that the bully said, this person just kept saying "you're right." Finally, the bully gave up because he got nothing out of it.