The new school year is an opportunity for parents and teachers to put fresh emphasis on bullying prevention by supporting the development of healthy social groups and friendships.
Here are some daily tips for getting the school year off to a good start. These “press the reset button” ground rules also work well at the start of a new semester or outside school hours – for after-school teams or group activities. They work at home, too – anytime you want to clear the air and start fresh.
We’ll post a new tip each day, adding to our bullying prevention “toolkit”. Check back daily!
20 Tips For Bully-Free Schools – Tip #14
Value And Develop Emotional Competence by Teaching The Skills Of Emotional Intelligence (EQ).
The skills of self-awareness, emotional control and self-management, self-motivation, empathy, and relationship management are more important to success in life than “brain smarts.” As the saying goes, “IQ gets you hired; EQ gets you promoted.” Kids with high levels of emotional self-control grow up to be adults with more financial success, less substance abuse and criminal activity, and significantly better health than children with poor self-control. EQ skills are important life skills that also underlie and support bullying prevention.