LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - More than 60 young children got a motivational lesson of their own Friday.
Mr. Mojo visited the Lafayette Family YMCA to deliver a simple anti-bullying message to a group of kindergartners through 5th graders.
Several key points that he made: a person is always valuable, differences can be cool and there is a difference between tattling and helping someone who is being hurt by another.
"The challenge is if it doesn't stop at a young age, that continues to go on and at some point in time, they do attach that to their self-esteem and self-value and self-worth," says Mr. Mojo.
YMCA officials say there can be problems with bullying in their child care programs and so a program like Mr. Mojo can make a difference going forward.
"Anytime you can show a kid a video or somebody live, that they are impressed with, that they look up to and get excited about, they are going to remember that. We can refer to that and it will help," says YMCA Operations Director Sharon Thompson.
Mr. Mojo's message for parents is make sure you work on your kid's self-esteem. At some point, everyone will be verbally attacked and if a child is assured of their self-value and self-worth, it is easier to cope.
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