Social exclusion is a form of bullying that a lot of times gets pushed aside. When you are the only person who doesn't get to play, that is rough for children and adults. Where no one will talk to you, it's like they don't even see you. You feel like you don't exist. You are told, you will meet some nice friends soon, they must have not seen you, they probably forgot about you today, tomorrow will better, you'll see. You hold onto those words like they are gold, you want those words someone is telling you to be true. As time goes on, you realize, none of these people like me, so I'm not going to like myself. Every day gets harder, this is where people actually put themselves down before anyone else does. It's just the beginning of hating yourself. Unfortunately as humans we are so harmful to ourselves, we need to stop doing that. Right now, if you are in a position where you are shy, by yourself all the time, people not noticing you, you feel yourself hiding from people. Also you are putting yourself down, giving excuses as to why people don't include you. STOP! Right now I need you to STOP!
Grab your cell phone, a piece of paper & pencil, heck even a crayon would work. Write these words for me. I am a good person, I like myself, my favorite thing is ____________________, I am good at____________________, and I know one person who also likes me.
I am your one person, Master Petrillo likes you. I do not have to know you to like you, I just like you. Everyday you will write these words down on something, your phone, a diary, a piece of paper. Just write these words, it doesn't matter who you are or where you are from.
Do this everyday... everyday!
Your life will change some everyday, you be the change instead of waiting for someone else to change and include you. You will change and soon you will like yourself, you will attract other people who like you. Doesn't matter if it is a child or an adult, it works.
This is why I love Martial Arts, when you are on the training floor, there is no exclusion. Everyone is training the same way, the same things. Your rank (belt) is where you would be doing different techniques, higher ranks have harder techniques than lower ranks. All that does is makes the lower ranks want to work harder to get to the higher ranks level. Starting is the first step, everyone walks on the training floor as a white belt, we all had to start there. We all know what it's like. The only reason I am a higher rank than you is because I walked onto the training floor as a white belt before you did, and I stayed, I didn't quit.
Consider Martial Arts for your children and for yourself.
Become a white belt that didn't quit & be a leader!