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Bullying among children: How to avoid it.

Bullying starts at an early age and effects both- the child who bullies and the child who is bullied. Even a four-year-old child can be already aware of the harm it causes.

Herein lies the concern of every parent to prevent their child from suffering and the dedication of Toley Ranz to support parents in those efforts to emotionally strengthen children.

The signs of a young child being bullied are not easy to read for, young children have not mastered their emotions and can react volatile. We don’t expect them to manage their feelings fully, manage problems assertively; therefore, both sides often resort to pushing and shoving, as well as verbal ugliness. This can lead to altered behavior in any little one.

Some characteristics are not so evident to the eye but may raise suspicions. Parents need to look at new and unusual behavior such as nervousness, fear or refusal to attend school, introverted attitude for a child that’s not usually quiet, or the appearance of wounds or bruises that the child refuses to explain. At this point, the intervention and guidance of parents and teachers are essential.

 

But how to avoid bullying? We here at the Foundation believe that Toley Ranz plays a pivotal role in instilling feelings of self-believe, self-assurance, and self-strength. Toley Ranz is all about strengthening emotional health and happy feelings in young children.

While bullying was considered a rite of passage into adulthood for many years and generations, it is now recognized as an important and preventable public health problem. The important thing to understand here is that bullying is NOT the norm for children and that it can and should be addressed, talked about, and solved. The truth is that bullying affects all three parties, the bullied, the bully, and the spectator who sees the injustices happening in front of his or her eyes. And does nothing.

The reasons for bullying are many. A young child who engages in bullying often imitates the violent behaviors they see at home. Others do it to get attention, and some might even feel good about hurting others.

 

We have compiled a list to keep in mind
in order to avoid the spread of this social
problem in the different social environments in which
our children develop:

For the school: – Identify aggressive behaviors – Create rules of coexistence – Help them solve problems – Supervise recess and report bullying at parent-teacher conferences.


For the child: – Promoting love for oneself and others – Promote emotional well-being – Develop positive social skills – Teach them to advocate for themselves – Increase their self-esteem – Inculcate inclusion, diversity and acceptance

 

Mom and Dad: Key to how things are handled. Children often have difficulty confessing to their parents how they feel. That’s when Toley Ranz steps in and help kids to communicate which is the key. It’s important that your children understand that you want to help them, that you won’t judge them, and that it is not their fault. If your child tells you that they have been bullied, listen calmly and offer comfort and support. Praise your child for doing the right thing by telling you and take everything they have said seriously.

 

Toley Ranz offers the Effective Anti-Bullying Strategies in the Parents’ program. It focuses specifically on how to help children in preschool through fourth grade. It is a powerful tool designed to help parents, grandparents, and teachers while encouraging children to stand up for themselves and overcome emotional upset.

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