Re: (LoveCry) How can I protect my kid from bullying?
- DO IT THE OLD FASHIONED WAY!Go have a talk with the mother or the father and let either 1 or both of them know in so many words that it would not be in their best interest's to continue to allow their son or daughter to continue picking on your child without directly making any threats, cause they could call the police and file charges against you for threatening to assault them, however, you can choose your words wisely so that you do not make any direct threats, BUT THEY WILL GET THE MEANING!Or if you are not scared to go to jail, you could choose to do the following, but I didn't tell you this, this is probably what I would do!If you are the father, . . . GO KICK THE FATHERS ASS!If you are the mother . . . GO KICK THE MOTHERS ASS!However, you take the risk of going to jail for assault, so you make your own decision what to do!SincerelyLuis Ewing
From: Angel <angelmajic@...>
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 8:35 AM
Subject: (LoveCry) How can I protect my kid from bullying?
How can I protect my kid from bullying?
By Rebecca Phillips
Bullying has become national news in recent years, and it is wise to do whatever you can to protect your child from physical or emotional harm. Although it may be tempting to call the parents of the bully, most experts agree it?s better to leave these dealings to the school administration. Make sure your child's teachers and principal know about your concerns, and follow up with them to find out how they are handling the situation. See if your child's school has anti-bullying programs in place; otherwise, take these steps to protect your child further:
• Initially, advise your child to ignore the taunting. Often a bully just wants to get a response, and if he doesn't, he will give up or move on. If this doesn't work, more substantial intervention may be required.
• Encourage your child to talk. If your child opens up about the bullying experiences, he will be more able to handle his feelings about what's going on. If you have experienced bullying in the past, share your own stories and resolutions.
• Help your child foster positive friendships. Forming a tight group of friends leaves your child less open to attacks from a bully.
What kind of activities should my child participate in besides school?
Using time outside of school to explore other interests can greatly benefit your child. The school may have plenty of after-school activity options (sports, art, music), but take advantage of other community resources. Check local houses of worship, the YMCA, and museums or other cultural institutions to find classes and events your youngster would enjoy. Physical activities are especially important, as school-age kids begin to develop good physical habits and incorporate daily exercise into their routines. If your child is wed to the idea of joining the local baseball team, let her, but also encourage sports where she will benefit from more continuous physical activity, such as swimming or basketball. Just be wary of overscheduling your child; extracurricular activities shouldn't interfere with her ability to get homework done, to spend quality time with family, or to just relax. It's important to let your kid just be a kid.
What should I do if I think my school-age child has learning issues?
The earlier you discover an issue and begin to resolve it, the better the outcome. If you think something is wrong, discuss it immediately with your child's pediatrician and teachers. According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, children whose learning disabilities are identified and dealt with before they leave the third grade have the best chance at succeeding academically. Discuss different approaches to learning disabilities with the teacher, who may suggest that your child get a complete education evaluation, which should be paid for by your school district. With more information about your child's educational needs, you can work with the teacher to develop a plan. Keep in mind, though, that having a learning disability is not the same as exhibiting slowness in certain educational areas. A child who is slow to read, for example, may require special services to get him up to speed, but this does not indicate a disability. Always encourage and support your child at home. Remember that a learning disability can affect him socially, not just academically, so make sure he has plenty of opportunity to socialize with peers and to explore other strengths and interests.
How should I prepare my school-age child for the preteen years?
Your school-age child may still seem little, but before you know it, she'll be entering the preteen years and there will be changes on the horizon. It's best to be aware of them while your child is still in elementary school. Your child may receive her first official form of sex education as early as fourth or fifth grade, but chances are, she?ll start to hear about sex, smoking, drugs, and other matters before the official introduction. Gain the upper hand by initiating a conversation with your child first, before she gets incorrect or overwhelming ideas from her peers.
Most children won't experience puberty until their preteen years, but some do experience what is known as "precocious puberty," when a child's body starts to change before age 8 (for girls) and age 9 (for boys). Some children may require medication to delay this rapid onset of development. Otherwise, the normal onset of puberty can happen any time between the ages of 8 and 12. Many children may wonder if they are normal or if they're developing at the right pace. Reassure your child that everyone develops at her own pace. Giving your child a book to read on her own will help her understand her development and answer questions she may be too embarrassed to ask you. Popular books like the What's Happening to My Body series by Lynda Madaras, or newer guides like The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls, from the American Girl Library, can make growing children feel more secure about their changing bodies and set the stage for your discussions with them about sex and development.