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No One Will Play With Me – Helping Your Child Make Friends

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This post is by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. My usually bright, feisty, full of life, three year old boy was sullen, withdrawn and sad and it took me the better part of a week to figure out why he suddenly didn't want to go to preschool any more. "No one will play with me" he … [Read more...]

Friendship: Revisiting a Bully Free Zone

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I thought Friendship Month would be a good time to revisit the series of posts on bullying from early last year. Contributed by guest poster, Amanda Gray of Learn2 Be Buddies, the series focused on what we can do as parents and educators to stop bullying in its tracks before it even begins through … [Read more...]

Strategies to Bullyproof our Kids

Helping our children stand up for themselves is also important in the fight against bullying. As children get older, and there comes a situation where a peer is looking for someone to pick on, it is important that our children not be seen as “easy targets.” Children who are easy targets are ones … [Read more...]

Stopping Bullying Before It Begins: Part 2

This is the third guest post by Amanda of Learn to be Buddies in our Bullying and Young Children series. To help prevent our children from bullying others we need to do two things: Help them learn how their behaviour can effect others (as discussed in the previous post) Help them get what … [Read more...]

Stopping Bullying Before It Begins: Part 1

Today we continue our series on bullying with Amanda of Learn to be Buddies. To help prevent our children from bullying others we need to do two things: Help them learn how their behaviour can effect others Help them get what they need in socially appropriate ways Learning to … [Read more...]

Does bullying begin at preschool?

Does bullying begin in preschool?

This post is by Amanda Gray of Learn to be Buddies. Does bullying begin at preschool? There is some debate about whether it is accurate to call rough behaviour or teasing in preschool, “bullying”. However, young children do behave in ways that hurt each other, physically and … [Read more...]