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Issues Facing People with Facial Differences

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As a society, we have become more aware of bullying. There is cyber-bullying and everyday bullying. We have had this issue in the past, but today it has been more focused on and brought out for our awareness. We may listen to the stories with a sad heart, but how can we do something about it?

What happens when bullying plays a counter-part with facing people with facial differences? We stare, point, and say mean things under our breath. Such as, “Poor thing”, “I wonder what happened to her?” “How sad”. Our intentions aren’t bad, but it is still mean.

I’m not talking about children, but adults. We have all said it or at least thought it. However, we need to learn to accept people with differences. It is our responsibility as parents, mentors, and teachers to teach our own children to be kind. Just as we teach therm not to judge others by the color of their skin…we also need to teach them not to judge others by their differences.

We all hurt and love the same, so don’t judge. Kindness can go a long way.

If you want to read more about The Cleft Foundation, visit their website: http://www.cleftline.org/

Written By: Ask Ms Mandi

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