Straightforward advice on how to respond to bullies

I think that this is great advice from Paige Edwards, a 17-year old born without fingers on her right hand. In her photo blog, she explains what being different is for her, and shares experiences. And her hand makes a cool smiley face!  :-)

Paige Edwards

I especially like this quote, which summarizes the way that we can all address curiosity and questions, especially from children:

Basically the point I am trying to make is don’t concentrate on what someone doesn’t have. Concentrate on what they do. Teach your children to accept everyone. I always meet parents who scold their children for asking what happened to my hand, but truthfully that makes them afraid. It makes being different into something that should be looked down on, as if it is something bad. Let them ask questions, let them learn that being different is OKAY!

Here is the link to the article on Huffington Post:

Paige Edwards- Inspiring Response To Internet Bullies

Here is the link to her photo gallery page:

Different – Paige Edwards’ photo gallery

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