Want to Prevent Bullying? Read the book, the bully, the bullied, and the not-innocent bystander.
Bullying - just seeing or hearing the word can cause people stress. Since many people who are bullied often experience emotional pain that lasts a lifetime, it's important to prevent bullying, as much as possible.
These are some of the bullying prevention tips in Barbara Coloroso's book:
Have a more deeply caring community
Adults being warm, showing positive interest, and being involved
Establish what unacceptable behavior is and set firm limits
Apply consistent discipline (which teaches, instead of punishment)
Create an authoritative child-rearing model
Work towards a positive school climate and culture
Schools focusing on children's social and emotional development, along with academic growth
This book is a worthwhile resource on understanding bullying and its prevention. Reading this book also reinforced to me how much the Positive Discipline concept of belonging and significance is key to bullying prevention.
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