We have compiled information for bullying prevention and resolution to help you and your child have the healthiest and happiest experiences.
Tactics to reduce bullying include mindfulness. The technique has shown to reduce reactive behavior, and also helps all parties involved to develop a greater awareness of their role in bullying. Read on here for more information: https://www.mindful.org/using-mindfulness-to-reduce-bullying/
Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center indicates the immediate victim of bullying isn’t the only one affected by harassment. Bystanders and witnesses are more likely to use drugs and alcohol. http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/facts.asp
Here are some great tips to talk to your child about bullying:
- Use language that is familiar to your child and age appropriate
- Ask questions and let the child lead the conversation
- Work with your child to identify emotions by using feeling words
- Identify both physical and emotional traits of bullying
Contact South Bay Wellness for more resources and information, or to inquire about parent training classes and talk therapy.