This Dad's Daughter Was Being Bullied... So He Responded In The Best Way

It's a message that should be shared with every child.

Oakland, California's Khari Touré is an author, spoken word artist, and, in this case, a rapper. But what really shines through about Touri in the video that you're about see is that he's a really, really great Dad.

Posted on YouTube of August 31st this year, "Love Yourself" is a beautiful song from Touré to his daughters, particularly his little girl Nia, who inspired the song when she came home and told him that she was being bullied at school.

With its emphasis on self-esteem in the face of bullying, the song's wisdom is at once heartwarming and relevant.


'Love Yourself' is a message that every child should hear from their parent.

The video features Touré encouraging kids to value themselves and to reject arbitrary standards.

What makes "Love Yourself" so appealing is the clarity of the message...

"I dedicate this song to every boy and girl," he raps, "To every child whose been bullied throughout the world..."

Watch 'Love Yourself' here, then check out the lyrics below.

Here are the lyrics to "Love Yourself" by Khari Touré. Be sure to like him on Facebook and tell him A Plus sent you.

Beautiful daughter
I know that kids can be cruel
Try to make you feel ashamed
And call you names at school
But I'mma drop some jewels
Some wisdom that you can use
So you won't grow up confused
And verbally abused
Realize,
There will be people who criticize
Bullies who talk about your weight, color, and size
But beauty comes in every size, color, and shape
And your beauty can't be measured with that measuring tape
Remember,
Your worth isn't determined by your weight
And you should never hate
What It took God to create
You're young, smart, and beautiful
And it would behoove you
Not to be concerned with how others may view you
Don't focus on your looks
Read books to improve you
In life don't rely on other people's approval
In life there's no limit to the things you can achieve
So repeat these words after me:


I'm beautiful
I'm worthy
And those mean words
Can't hurt me
I'm priceless
I'm smart
And I love myself
I'm focused on my health


My oldest daughter says she skinny like a stick
And because she's thin
There are times she wishes she was thick
And she knows that I'm attracted to women who are bigger
But I tell her that a woman is much more than her figure
So don't hate your body and criticize your weight
Because beauty comes in every size, color, and shape
Learn to be your body's number one supporter
Because negative thoughts lead to eating disorders
So treat yourself like somebody you love
And speak to yourself like somebody you love
Love your body size zero or above
And get rid of any thoughts that say you're not enough
I know the hardest lesson is learning to love yourself
But eat right, exercise, and focus on your health
I know life can be a struggle
Which is why I always hug you
And remind you every day that I love you
Now say:

I'm beautiful
I'm worthy
And those mean words
Can't hurt me
I'm priceless
I'm smart
And I love myself
I'm focused on my health


I dedicate this song to every boy and girl
To every child whose been bullied throughout the world
Don't ever think that you're worthless
Your life has a purpose
There are better days ahead
So don't get discouraged
Be confident
No matter where you come from
Because it's not where you're from
It's who you're destined to become
Never give up on your dreams
No matter how hard it seems
And don't allow mean words
To lower your self-esteem
You can overcome obstacles
Nothings impossible
Build up your confidence you'll be unstoppable
You can achieve
What your mind can conceive
Work hard and most importantly always believe
And to my daughters
It's been such a blessing watching you grow
I'm your father so to me you'll always be beautiful
Just remember all the words that I said in this song
So you can play them back after I'm dead and gone
Now say:

I'm beautiful
I'm worthy
And those mean words
Can't hurt me
I'm priceless
I'm smart
And I love myself
I'm focused on my health