No child should have to endure bullying--and no parent wants to, either. That's why one mom who was upset by the repeated cruelty of her son's classmates had finally had enough--and took to Facebook to let her thoughts be heard.
And boy, were they ever heard: Her post has been shared hundreds of times (and counting) in recent days and has people everywhere applauding her message about showing kindness toward those who are different.
"Sometimes we all need a reminder, because we all can have our moments," mom MaryAnn Parisi writes, before explaining the story of how her son, Michael, was born premature at 26 weeks, which has led to some developmental challenges.
This might be long winded. I apologize for that. We all have children in our lives in some way or another, I challenge...Posted by MaryAnn Parisi on Monday, January 11, 2016
This might be long winded. I apologize for that. We all have children in our lives in some way or another, I challenge...
"He didn't learn to talk till he was 3 years old. Walking was very delayed. He didn't have teeth till after his first birthday. He was so very behind. But he loved," she writes. "To this day, his smile is the best thing ever. There is not one person he doesn't like/love, including those who tormented him today. He forgives and honestly, he forgets too. There is not one judgmental bone in his body."
Her final word to her son's tormentors? "Telling him to sit down and shut up is not the way. You don't have to like him, but you do have to respect him. He's a fighter, that's a very small portion of his story. Share, teach, grow. Most importantly, respect those around, you never know what they have been through."
We couldn't agree more, and are proud to help this brave mom spread the good word.
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