We want our children to be safe. Unfortunately, children are physical, and no one can guarantee that that their child won’t ever be hit.
Perhaps the most common form of bullying is what’s become known as “body shaming.” This, obviously, involves making fun of our bodily differences.
Transitions are tough. Throughout our lifetime, we will pass through the membrane of transition several times. Often times, these transitions show up when we least expect them to, and usually when we don’t want them to.
Do you say “good morning” to strangers? I went for a hike and said “good morning” to just about everyone I passed. About 90% of the instances, I initiated it.
People often become bystanders when there are others who need help. Choosing to help can make a big difference simply by alleviating someone’s worries and assuring that everything’s going to be okay.
Not all bullying interventions work. So instead of complaining about the school, start working with the school about how to prevent bullying and teaching the kids to be resilient to it.