Companion Pair – Bullying, Teasing & all that stuff (Kids’ Guide & Parents’ Guide)
Teasing and bullying – even if they don’t happen to you, you’re sure to see them happening if you’re a child in a playground. Because we know that, in some way, they’re going to be part of every child’s growing up experience, knowing all about them and what to do about them makes sense. Teasing – it happens in homes, classrooms, playgrounds – basically anywhere that there are kids, teasing is sure to be hanging around. It’s a BUMP – one of life’s tough experiences that, if managed the right way builds resilience. Bullying – well that’s a HAZARD – a much bigger happening that can and does cause great hurt and harm.
Getting out in front of these nasty but expected behaviours is what every child needs to learn to do. This Kids’ Guide sensitively explores the difficult areas of teasing and bullying, helps children to tell them apart and most importantly, teaches the skills to stamp them out early, effectively and assertively.
Bullying and teasing are to-be-expected childhood experiences – even if they don’t happen to your child, they will most certainly happen around your child. As a parent, knowing how to tell these behaviours apart – and then how to respond to them can be difficult and confusing. Ignore it? Tell an adult? Stick up for yourself? And what’s the process for any of these choices? Every parent wants their child to be happy, have friends and not to have to experience life’s tough BUMPS – like being teased or the HAZARD of being bullied.
This Parents’ Guide explores the differences between bullying and teasing and then introduces a range of tried, tested and proven TOOLS for helping children to manage these behaviours early, positively, assertively and effectively. And the BEST part? Teaching these skills to children before they experience either teasing or bullying is a great preventative and confidence building strategy.