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Preventing Bullying as The School Year Starts

The New B.P

bullyingIt’s a time that many kids look forward to, in a little over two weeks school bells will be ringing. But for some kids the start of a new school year can mean the start of bullying. Each day in the United States 160,000 kids will miss school because of bullies. To put that in perspective that’s more than the population of the city of Eau Claire and La Crosse combined. But there are steps you can take to make sure your kids feel safe in the classroom. The start of a fresh school year means new clothes, new friends, and new teachers. But for some students a new school year can mean the start of seeing their bullies face-to-face. 181e1332561492o4036“Having that conversation with kids as they are heading back not just who are victims but kids that are potentially bullies themselves to really stress kindness

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

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