Helping the bullied child

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Helping the bullied child

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Often children do not come forward. There is a lot of shame and blame and silence and denial that perpetuate the bullying. However, if your child has come forward, then certainly it’s credit to you and praise your child for coming forward and trusting you. The thing to do is to make a plan with your child and the plan should involve – number one, talking to the teacher. If that doesn’t help and the bullying has not lessened or has not discontinued, then what you have to do is talk to the principal. Get the principal involved. If that doesn’t work, then there are two things you can do. You can take the child out of school, because no child deserves to be cannon fodder. The second thing you can do is contact a lawyer, contact the police and they can take it from there.

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Alexandra Penn

Champions Against Bullying

Alexandra Penn, founder of Champions Against Bullying and author of the award winning Disney Parent-to-Parent, Ministry of Education recommended CD-ROM, The No-Nonsense Guide To Kids’ Bullying Solutions, is a leading expert on School Bullying/Youth Violence. Her workshops for kids, parents and educators are loaded with Preventive Strategies, Intervention Techniques and Immediate Practical solutions. Alexandra is an Internationally Certified Trainer in Youth Violence Prevention, a Crisis Intervention Specialist, a Parent Coach, an accomplished writer and editor, a dynamic workshop leader, keynote speaker, mother of two and founding member of the Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention in Canada. A former counselor in Special Ed at the Board of Education, Alexandra's breakthrough with an autistic child initiated a video used as a teaching tool at the world-renowned Clarke Institute of Psychiatry.

Alexandra maintains, “children’s mental health is directly linked to their academic success and removing the obstacles that impede learning, such as fear, are crucial. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders – our leaders. It’s up to all of us to decide how we want them to evolve. Kids need our help. They can’t fix it themselves. Let’s make it happen!”

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