Beyonce's kid sister, Solange Knowles is putting her Twitter to good use and coming out to speak about teenage bullying.
In a series of tweets this afternoon, Solange discussed her admiration for the It Gets Better campaign, but brings up a valid point about parents involvement. On her site, she discusses the angle of parents getting involved to teach their children better values and respect for people. She explains:
"I think the #itgetsbetter campaigns are amazing, but I honestly feel like there needs to be a national push towards the parents!!
Parents need to talk to children & tell them how serious it is when they tease, joke , banter, form groups against, & explain consequences!
I believe my son is a very loving, considerate, & nice boy, but U cant put ANYTHING past your children when U send them into the big world!"
We agree! A hateful attitude can start at home, but its much harder to change the views of adults than it is for kids. That's why it is important to have these programs to reach out to kids on BOTH sides.
Still, as much as Solange is a supporter of the initiatives to help struggling bullied teens, she recalls being a child when "horrible"things would happen to her and that "someone telling you its gonna be o.k….only feels like a temporary relief."
Perhaps it is - until there enough voices saying the same, positive message! Then, how can it be ignored?!
Just remember, it always gets better, one way or another.
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