Parent, Teacher, Activist
Bullying is a big problem in our country today. Today, I wanted to share some great resources and advice for dealing with bullying.
First, I just had to share this new book with you. It’s hot off the presses and ready to share with your kids. You may remember that I chose Princess Free Zone as one of my positive picks before. Since that time, Michele has had her book, Super Tool Lula published!
The story is about Lula, who is bullied for being different from other girls. Once Lula finds her own super powers, she learns to use them to fight bullying and to teach other kids about accepting people for who they are instead of being mean to those who are different.
Lula would be a great resource to start a conversation with your younger child (I recommend ages 6-10) about bullying. It’s important to have these discussions early on, not just about being nice to each other, but about how to handle bullying when you see it. I also have some other great resources to fight bullying.
One is Bully Busters, which is a website that has a lot of great information, resources, and programs to help kids, parents and schools learn to respond to bullying in an effective way. I really like Annie Fox’s Cruel’s Not Cool information as well. She does workshops but she also has some good information online.
What can parents do to fight bullying? Here are some tips from the National Association of School Psychologists:
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