Today my daughter approached me looking very sad, she said: "Mommy 2 girls are making fun of me in school."
I asked her "Why?"
"Because they laugh at me and tell me I have a funny voice."
I stopped and thought of what to tell her and said "Do you think you have a funny voice.?"
She said "No".
"Me too" I said. "I think your voice sounds lovely and I like it very much."
I went on by saying "If I tell you that you have a big red spot on your nose right now, and laughed, would you feel bad?"
She said "No mommy, because I don't have a big red spot"
"Exactly" I said... "That's exactly what others are doing when they make fun of you baby. They only tell you what they see, but it doesn't necessarily mean it's real. Maybe the next time something like this happens you can just ask -- Is it true? Is that who I am? And when you find out people are making things up then you can just smile secretly right?, smile at them and smile at what happened... Because you know what's true inside you "
She started to laugh ... and that's all I needed to know she gets it. At 6 years old, she gets it!
I laughed too.
I was so happy for saying that--- the old Juno would have said something along the lines of "Don't mind them you're better" or "They're just jealous of you." if I hadn't done some inner dialogue first. Yes that would have been the case, but it wasn't.
Life...Nothing and no one can change it for you... It only changes when you change it for you. :)