Supporting Kids Around Bullying

Yesterday, my six-year-old son was telling me about a “bully” on the playground who was “beating up” one of his friends.  He wanted to know what he should have done.

We talked about how he could intervene.  He could get an adult.  He could stand up for his friends and tell the bully to stop.

We talked about the importance of showing kindness to his friend and to anyone in his school who is being bullied.  Henry  is lucky. He is tall and popular and bright. We discussed how he has a responsibility to help those less fortunate.

But, for all my years working with kids, and families.  When it  came to my own child.  I felt so unsure about what to say to him about bullying.  If you’re struggling with how to address this topic, here is a resource you might find helpful.   Support the Kids Involved | StopBullying.gov.

3 Ways that Kids’ Anger Bites Back | Psychology Today

 

Signe Whitson is a licensed social worker and co-author of The Angry Smile: The Psychology of Passive Aggressive Behavior in Families, Schools, and Workplaces,

Posted in Psychology today a great article on helping kids with anger.  My experience is we have too many kidos who do not have good strategies to address their feelings of anger and we need to do more to help them out.  Check out the article and see if your seeing any of this in your little one.

 

3 Ways that Kids’ Anger Bites Back | Psychology Today.

10-11-2011 – {Pre-K Pages} Halloween Printables

10-11-2011 – {Pre-K Pages} Halloween Printables.  Here’s a link for some great Pre-K activities you can do with your kids.   Thanks to the folks at Pre-K Pages.  A great resource for Parents of young children, Preschool teachers, Kindergarten teachers and Home-school parents.