Bullying in America
I had the pleasure of attending a presentation on bullying that was held at Regis High School, EC. Jodee Blanco gave an AMAZING performance on Bullying in our Schools. She was interactive, engaging and entertaining. She really got you thinking about what was going on and how you could make a difference. Jodee had some EXCELLENT tips for parents on what to say (and NOT to say) to children when they are experiencing bullying.
The #1 thing I walked away with is that if your child is having a hard time fitting in at school make sure they fit in somewhere else. Whether it’s dance class, an art club or karate; find an alternative outlet where they have an opportunity to make other friends and feel like they belong someplace. This does 2 things: 1) It gives them a sense of belonging which is crucial during the pre teen and teenage years and 2) It will give them strength to stand up and face bullying when it happens because they will have a stronger sense of self.
Bullying is a problem. Help your child stand up for themselves. ♥
UBC: Day 25