The year is 2017 and coming close to 2018 and here we are still talking about bullying in society. The sad part is that it seems to be going nowhere in a hurry. I have hopes to give you some advice today on how to stop bullying.
So many children in this great big world of ours are sadly victims of bullying. For the most part so many of these children have no clue how to firstly prevent the bullying and secondly how to make it go away.
We are the adults and it is our job to protect not only our lids but all kids when certain things are involved. So if that means taking a stand and stepping in to diffuse a situation then that is what we need to do.
It’s not like bullying has a topic pattern. The reasons for bullying are so numerous it would be crazy to try to list them all here. The scary part is that bullying in many cases can be very serious. Never the less very severe or less severs bullying should absolutely never be tolerated. We can’t let bullying carry on, we need to deal with it as quickly as possible.
You need to have a good look around and consider the possibility of your child being one of those unfortunate kids to get bullied. If you think this then you need to know there are things that can be done to make sure bullying never happens.
It’s all about being proactive as compared to being reactive. It is so much easier to prevent bullying from starting then to try to stop it after it has started. So below I am going to try to focus on a few tips on how to prevent bullying. These could go a long way in maintaining the safety of your child because bullying could be very devastating to your child and family.
Some Tips to Prevent Bullying
So where does bullying tend to happen? The answer is usually in cases where there are no adults. Like at parks, malls or walking home after school. This is why you need to remind your children to not be alone at school or other areas.
Be sure that your kids keep lots of friends and that these kids always travel together and no one leaves anyone alone. Bullies are actually weak in spirit and usually target kids that are alone.
Another thing to teach your kids is something that is easier said than done and that is to walk away from potential bullying situations. Most bullies will do what they can to get a reaction from the person they are bullying so if your child could walk away they stand a good chance at ending the bullying
Helping your children build confidence can go a long way in keeping the bullies away. Reason being is that bullies are famous for picking on other kids whose confidence might not be up where it should be. Bullies are actually intimidated by confidence in others.
Of course a bully is going to try to bully your child so as long as that first time your child stays calm and walks away then chances are high the bully is going to think twice about trying to bully that child again.
Try to teach your child not to cry or show any emotions when confronted. It is however ok to speak up in a loud voice and ask or tell the bully to stop immediately. Bullies strive to get kids scared and worked up so if your child doesn’t show fear and stays calm then chances are the bully will move on.
Confidence, confidence, confidence. You need to help your kids work on their confidence because bullies stalk other kids that have little or no confidence. A great way to work on confidence is to get them involved in activities to help them build their confidence.
If kids have things in their lives to be confident about that will carry through with them in everyday life. Since bullying is part of life even though it shouldn’t, be at least confidence will help in situations that could turn into potential bullying. The more we can do for their self-esteem the better for them. All this makes it easier for your child to walk away from potential problems.
All your child needs to do is provide good self-image for responding to bullying. Your child needs to also know that being bullied is by far not their fault. Kids hate to turn to adults but telling adults is going to get them the best results.
As a grandparent raising your grand kids there is a very good chance your grand kids will have to endure bullying at some time in their lives.
In some cases the grandchildren may already have poor self-esteem because of their situation. So as a grandparent it is even more important that you build a very trusting relationship with them. They have to be able to talk to the adults in their families.