Let's Stop Bullying! 5 Positive Steps to Address the Bullying Epidemic - Now! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Parenting
a year ago
Let's Stop Bullying! 5 Positive Steps to Address the Bullying Epidemic - Now!

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, here are a few tips for addressing the bullying epidemic!

  • Adapt your methods. Studies show that zero tolerance policies are ineffective. More successful strategies are positive (not punitive) and tied to curriculum. 
  • Avoid labeling. Focus on discussing the behavior (bullying), rather than labeling a child a bully (or victim). 
  • Start early. It's never too early to teach your child empathy and kindness.
  • Get creative! Include the arts in bullying-prevention programming. 
  • Teach acceptance. Tolerance should not be our goal!

Let's act now! Read more at Edutopia!

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Great tips, as always, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead! Thanks for all you do to help prevent bullying. Families need this information now more than ever!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thank you, Elisa. I really believe (sadly) that we have an epidemic on our hands. In fact, the American Medical Association has labeled bullying a public health concern. Let's do everything we can to help our kids!

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