9 Simple Bullyproof Strategies
Bullies target the unprepared, the weaker of the herd, the one that looks to be the easy target. But with some easy discussions & techniques.
Bullies target the unprepared, the weaker of the herd, the one that looks to be the easy target. But with some easy discussions and techniques, you can give your child the tools to know how to deal with bullying before it happens. How to avoid certain areas, staying safe, and how to stand up to bullies meaning that your child is less likely to become a target.
Most people think self defence is about hitting back. But self defence is about so much more than hitting or striking another person. It involves listening to your gut, using confident voices, being aware of your surroundings, and being environmentally smart.
So what are 9 simple strategies your child can adopt to help themselves against school bullies?
Look confident, be confident
Having a healthy self-esteem and walking with confidence is one way to prevent bullying. Walk tall, using good posture. Head up, shoulder back, positive steps. Make eye contact with those you see and project self-confidence.
Bullies are looking for the weak and easy to target kid. Slouching and averting your eyes, looking at the ground all are signs that make you appear weak. Parents should work on these techniques with their kids. Remind them even if they are not feeling confident to walk like they are.
Trust your instincts
A primary lesson of all self defence is being aware of your surroundings. Put your cell phone away and have your head up and on a swivel. Teach your child to be aware of what is going on around them.