the bully pulpit
strategies to ward off a bully
Here's the Problem
The media is full of stories about the trauma of bullying. Those of you who have watched your child cope with bullying have experienced this trauma firsthand. Research on bullying suggests that a child's brain actually changes as a result of this emotional trauma and that it has lasting effects well into adulthood. Clearly this debunks the myth that kids will be kids.
Though many communities have put into place antibullying measures and severe consequences for kids who bully, most kids are ill-prepared for real-time situations. In the moment when a kid is being mercilessly teased ...