We discuss Rachel’s Challenge”, a presentation for schools that focuses on kindness and self-awareness. This program that has reached over 19,000,000 people.  Each day 160,000 students do not go to school because they are bullied, teased and harassed. By turning the story of a tragic death at Columbine High School into a mission for change, Rachel’s Challenge is helping create safer learning environments and making a world-wide impact.

Rachel’s Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school.

Within this discussion we discuss the 5 things we can do right now to become better parents:

Look for the best in others

Dream big

Choose positive influences

Speak with kindness

Start your own chain reaction

We also discuss Todd and Skylar’s battle over a banana, and we answer an email from a listener whose 5 year old is struggling with going in the classroom during church.

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Reverend Ed Bacon coming to speak @ Dominican University on Thursday, October 3rd

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