Nelson Mandela (born 1918);
Former president of South Africa
My grandson goes to a school that has an anti-bullying policy and instead has a positive discipline policy. The first principal of the school instituted it. Each day every teacher and every student have to meet for 15 minutes a day and talk positively about what has happened and what they feel - EVEN IF IT IS NEGATIVE. Does that make sense? Even if something upsets them they HAVE to handle it in the most positive way they can.
And this extends to themselves. If they say something negative about themselves - in my GS class - the teacher has an empty frame and she has them put it to their face - and makes them re-frame the statement into something positive.
Isn't that cool and isn't that easy? Don't you think it would be good for us? Instead of saying how dumb we are when we make a mistake - we could say - hey I made a mistake - I'll do better next time or we could say ....