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Empower Your Children Against Bullies

Aug 16th 2010 at 11:50 AM

Empower Yourself and Your Children

Next time you are watching cartoons or a video with your kids
have them monitor the body language. You may need to turn
off the sound so you concentrate on non-verbal communication.

Help them to try different body language so they look more confident
and sure of themselves. Have them put their shoulders back, hands
at sides (not crossed as that indicates defiance) open smile and a
confident walk.

You will find more information on this subject in an article I wrote on
body language.

Victims Look Afraid

Teach your children to imagine themselves inside a protective bubble
that bounces off the bullies words. This will give them some control
in a situation where they may feel helpless.

When choosing a victim or target, bullies typically target children or teens
who have few or no friends. Make sure your children have chances to
make friends away from where the bullying takes place.

Claim your free e-course on social skills today at

When Should Adults Step In?

If bullying is persistent, or your child is injured, take action. If
bullying happens at school, take the matter up with a suitable
teacher and work upward until the matter is taken seriously
and addressed. Keep written records which may be used as

But remember, You are an adult, so don’t try to bully the
other child or the school. You want to follow the wishes of
your child before barging in to do battle.

You will be glad you did.

Please to comment
Nov 9th 2010 at 7:08 AM by stephaniebeth
The written records thing is invaluable, I wish I had kept track of everything that was going on. None of the higher up authorities paid any attention to my situation but the year after I left, another two girls were bullied and the school hired two security guards. I don't think that would have helped much because teenagers can be very securitive and manipulative and harrass someone right under the teachers nose without them noticing. I don't know if I actually set myself up as a victim, but I reacted instead of ignoring them and you were right about the few friends thing. I always stood up for myself up it didn't help if there were 3+ people harrassing me. Sometimes it was as many as 20 other people. Its a big problem and not just something that happens to gay people like the media is implying at the moment. *Frustrated*.

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