Posted by journeysinward | Posted in Hypnotherapy | Posted on 05-01-2013-05-2008
This is a great article (below) about what you can do as a parent about bullying. Don’t let it happen to your child. Whether it is Cyberbulling or bulling on the playground it is far too prevalent and must be stopped before your child’s self esteem becomes affected! Children need to be taught how to be kind to others from the earliest age possible. It is the kids who don’t feel good about themselves that bully others. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures or videos.
Kids who are bullied are more likely to: Use alcohol and drugs, skip school, be unwilling to attend school, receive poor grades, have lower self-esteem and have more health problems.
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children. The behavior is repeated and includes actions such as spreading rumors making threats, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Help your child understand what may happen at school. Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell your child bullying is unacceptable. Make sure your child knows how to get help. Check in with your children often and keep your lines of communication open. Listen to them. Know their friends, ask about school, and understand their concerns. Help your children to do what they love. Special activities, interests, and hobbies can boost confidence, help kids make friends, and protect them from bullying behavior. Show them in your behavior how to treat others with kindness and respect.
Have your child listen to a self esteem MP3 on how to not succumb to bullying. It will relax them and teach them how to instantly feel better and access a calm place inside of themselves. It will teach them how to appreciate themselves and pick good friends that will support them.