Bullying in America 3
Special thanks to Jodee Blanco for speaking out!
“Widely considered one of the nation’s leading experts on school bullying and peer abuse/pressure, Jodee Blanco is credited with inspiring a grassroots movement inside America’s schools. Referred to by many as “the anti-bullying bible,”Please Stop Laughing at Me… has set the standard in antibullying intervention and has defined itself as a modern day classic for students, parents, and teachers alike. Please Stop Laughing at Me… shows how all of us can make a difference. Get started today by joining the discussion!”
During Jodee’s presentation at our school she gave tips on what to do if you think your child might be bullying others:
Punishing bullies doesn’t usually get the results we desire. It’s much more effective if you find a way to help that child develop compassion for others.
1) Have your child keep a journal – require them to do one act of kindness a day or a week and write it down and discuss it with them.
2) Volunteer with your child – at a local animal shelter, crises center or soup kitchen. Connecting with those less fortunate helps us to be more sympathetic to the lesser conditions others have to endure.
3) Spend quality time with your child on a regular basis and get involved in their life. ♥
UBC: Day 27
Interesting tips on how to handle a child who bullies. I think that might be where some of the problem lies. Parents and teachers don’t understand yet that punishing isn’t the answer. Found you through the #blogboost Nice blog. You also might want to visit my “other” site, a forum for moms. http://mommygalaxy.com Thanks!