Most bullying occurs around your grandchild’s school. It might happen on the way to school, during break time or after school.
To help combat bullying at school see these articles –
Encourage your grandchildren to make friends in other places
When a child is bullied they seem to think that all children will turn against them.
It is difficult for a child to see that the bullying they are receiving has as much to do with the bully than them.
To help them put bullying into perspective encourage them to go to places where they can make new friends.
Sports, hobbies and social clubs
There are plenty of places where your grandchild can to where they will be accepted.
One of the advantages of a joint activity is building collaborative skills where children learn to communicate with each other to get a task done.
This might be putting up a tent or scoring the winning points or creating a community mural.
Your grandchild will learn to enjoy themselves away from school, and will make new friends.
These new relationships will help increase your grandchild’s confidence, which will empower them to stand up to bullies elsewhere. They will help protect your child’s self-esteem, and allow them to see the bullying in a new light.
For more great tips visit Stop Bullying or talk to your grandchild’s teacher for more information about what their school is doing to combat bullying.
Astro’s Down in the Dumps
Astro’s Down in the Dumps is a great children’s book created to help build resilience in children. Its full color illustrations and story completely written in rhyme gives children six skills they can use to help lift their mood, and cheer themselves up. This book is aimed at children aged 8 years and up, but can also be read to younger children. It’s the sort of book which children will go back to over and over again.