“Bully Proof Your Child – Bullying Prevention Program For Parents” was developed to support my anti bullying assembly, “Bullying Prevention Now” Essentially the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that can immunize a child to name calling, teasing, and being ignored as well as overt bullying can be taught and reinforced at home. The challenge is that while many parents worry about what to do to prevent their child from being bullied, most don’t know what to do to keep their kids safe.
“According to a new Harris survey of 1,144 parents nationwide, 67 percent of parents of 3- to 7-year-olds worry that their children will be bullied; parents of preschoolers and grade-school-age children are significantly more likely to worry than parents of teenagers. Such fears may be justified. One recent survey of 273 third graders in Massachusetts found that 47 percent have been bullied at least once; 52 percent reported being called mean names, being made fun of or teased in a hurtful way; and 51 percent reported being left out of things on purpose, excluded from their group of friends or completely ignored at least once in the past couple of months.”
– Pamela Paul, “The Playground Gets Even Tougher” The NY Times, October 8, 2010
What’s in the “Bully Proof Your Child” program?
- Learn the “Bully’s Secret”
- 7 “Modern Jedi” Beliefs That Give A Victim Power
- 10 “Bully Busters” That Work From The Inside Out
- 4 Proven Non-Violent Techniques To Defuse & Deflect Bullying Before It’s Too Late
In addition I use my trademark stories and original songs to teach and reinforce the concepts so it’s fun and easy to put into practice.
Every single technique I teach works just as well for adults as they do for kids. So the parents and educators who attend this program definitely benefit and typically experience improvements in their own life and work.
Bully Proof Your Child also gives parents the opportunity to ask questions like “What is cyber bullying?” and “What do I do if I think my child is being bullied?”
Here’s What Parents Are Saying:
(from a recent Presentation at Fort Plain Elementary School in Fort Plain, NY)
“Great presentation! helped kids feel positive and deal their own emotions”
“Positive ways for the person being bullied to be empowered and taking away the bully’s power”
“Really good info on an important and relevant topic! (Great lyrics & Music. Very inspirational!)”
“The entire idea of ‘immunizing’ a child against bullying and empowering them is refreshing. It seems too much focus is put on changing the bully vs changing the ‘victim’.”
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