HELPING YOUR CHILD HANDLE BULLYING

  • Advise your child to leave expensive toys, sports equipment and money at home.
  • Encourage your child to play near a group or with a group
  • Encourage your child to visualize themselves making friends and staying in charge of their behaviour.
  • Encourage and model confident body language
  • Suggest your child play near the teacher on yard duty or in view of the staff room.
  • Encourage your child to use positive self-talk statements
  • Teach and model assertiveness strategies
  • Encourage communication at home
  • Encourage your child to use humour
  • Ask your child if they would like  you to pick them up or meet them at their classroom.
  • Talk to your child about being in the right place at the right time.
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