Replacing the ugly words in someone’s head is actually one of the most wonderful anti-bullying tactics around.
Every once in awhile I see a heartwarming video that makes me want to reach through the computer screen and hug someone. In this case, a dad. And his daughter.
Khari Toure’, a musician from Oakland, CA, took a unique approach after his daughter, Nia, was bullied at school. Toure’ composed a song to let her know that no matter what others think, she is beautiful. The song Love Yourself, also includes positive affirmations and the video features children with special needs who often are victims of bullies as well.
“Words have power,” says Theresa Byrne, Master Martial Arts Instructor and Personal Defense Coach. “What he gave his girls was similar to a mantra, a way to get them to breathe through a difficult situation (which is the KEY) and to put a song in their heads instead. Replacing the ugly words in someone’s head is actually one of the most wonderful anti-bullying tactics around.”
Touré told Fox News he hopes that the song “empowers children who have been abused, bullied, and belittled, to build up their confidence, embrace who they are, and love themselves unconditionally.”
What a lucky girl to have a dad that knows the power of music combined with the power of words, can empower children to love themselves, regardless of what anyone else thinks, feels or says.
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Photo: Youtube/ Khari Toure