20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #20 Expect Mistakes We’re not perfect. Neither are our kids. Friendships & working relationships have the strengths & imperfections of the humans who created them. Encourage children to accept life – & people, including ourselves – with some imperfections (& review Tip #16: Apology & Forgiveness!). ************* …
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20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #19 Help Others: Community Service Adults teach children about care & empathy when we help others. Teach children to help within the community. Watch for opportunities to build, deliver, decorate, paint, read, tutor, visit, teach, or coach. Look for ways for kids to share their unique skills …
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20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #18 Set Boundaries On Technology At Home Keep the Internet connection in a public family place. Have a family discussion to set limits: appropriate (& inappropriate) online behavior (echo & amplify school guidelines; review often!), daily time online, Facebook after homework, rules for cell phones at school …
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20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #17 Balance Online & Face‐To‐Face Friendships Kids’ friendships today revolve around social networking, but it doesn’t replace or teach the skills of face‐to‐face friendships. Help kids develop both types of healthy peer relationships. Incorporate some group learning classroom activities. Discuss appropriate (& inappropriate) online behavior. At home, …
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20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #16 Teach The Skills Of Apology, Accountability, Repair & Forgiveness People today view apology as weak. Just the opposite. It takes strength to face yourself in the mirror, take responsibility, & do the work needed to grow. Let kids sit with the discomfort of making mistakes. Don’t smooth …
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20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #15 Develop Stress Management Skills Stress undermines performance & disables bullying prevention. When we live at our max stress‐handling ability, we can easily bully, without meaning to or realizing it. Many adults have poorly‐controlled stress – we see the downsides daily. The stakes are even higher for …
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20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #14 Develop Emotional Competence Self‐awareness, emotional control & self‐management, self‐ motivation, empathy, & relationship management are more important to life success than “brain smarts.” As the saying goes, “IQ gets you hired; EQ (Emotional Intelligence) gets you promoted.” EQ skills support bullying prevention. Kids with strong, …
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