Back to School - How to Handle Bullying - Part 1

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Back to School - How to Handle Bullying - Part 1

These are a few "Back to School" Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics Web site on Bullying.  We will have a Part 2 on "How to Handle Bullying" and watch for our "Back to School Confidence Course" coming Oct. 5, 2019, will be Class 1




Bullying is when one child picks on another child repeatedly. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or social. It can happen at school, on the playground, on the school bus, in the neighborhood, or over the Internet.


When Your Child Is Bullied


-- Help your child learn how to respond by teaching your child how to:


      1. Look the bully in the eye.


      2. Stand tall and stay calm in a difficult situation.


      3. Walk away.


-- Teach your child how to say in a firm voice:


      1. "I don't like what you are doing."


      2. "Please do NOT talk to me like that."


      3. "Why would you say that?"


-- Teach your child when and how to ask for help.


-- Encourage your child to make friends with other children.


-- Alert school officials to the problems and work with them on solutions.


-- Make sure an adult who knows about the bullying can watch out for your child's safety and well-being when you cannot be there.




When Your Child Is the Bully


-- Be sure your child knows that bullying is never OK.


-- Set firm and consistent limits on your child's aggressive behavior.


-- Be a positive role mode. Show children, they can get what they want without teasing, threatening or hurting someone.


-- Use effective, non-physical discipline, such as loss of privileges.


-- Develop practical solutions with the school principal, teachers, counselors, and parents of the children your child has bullied.




When Your Child Is a Bystander


-- Tell your child not to cheer on or even quietly watch bullying.


-- Encourage your child to tell a trusted adult about the bullying.


-- Help your child support other children who may be bullied. Encourage your child to include these children in activities.


-- Encourage your child to join with others in telling bullies to stop.




Here is more information to help with Bullying...


The Power of Martial Arts and CONFIDENCE

Confidence truly is one of the keys to a happy and successful life.  Children who train in the martial arts develop powerful skills to learn, understand and "FEEL" the confidence within themselves and, most importantly, act on it.


These children are statistically more successful in school, in social settings with their peers, and are overall healthier mentally and physically. 


Give your children the power, knowledge, skills, and CONFIDENCE to stand up for themselves, stop the bully, and resist peer pressure and BE SAFE! 


Bring them to our Children’s Confidence Course beginning Friday, October 5, 2019.  Come and see for yourself the power of Martial Arts for children.




This Confidence Course is a perfect way to teach your child about the "Yes I Can" Attitude.  How to face their fears and not be afraid, and to feel what Confidence is.  


Children 4, 5 & 6 years of age do not intellectually understand Confidence, they must feel it in what they do and how they act in order to understand it.  These workshops will give them a great head start, and it's a lot of fun for everyone, especially the parents!


This course is for ages 4 and up.  Due to the nature of the workshop and limited space, RSVP is a must. 


Call the Academy at 517-349-5335 to reserve your child’s place in the workshop.


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