“Wee Feel Good”
The evidence for early intervention clearly indicates that by the age of two and a half both boys and girls begin to display bullying behaviors and the need to begin reaching children in pre-school is an essential first step.
The following is an excerpt from an article in The Law Journal (UK) titled Bullying, School Violence and Youth Crime,written by Judge Marvin A. Zuker, Ontario (Canada) Court of Justice, specializing in Family Law:
Bullying is a pervasive problem. It starts at an early age—toddlers can exhibit aggressive behaviors akin to bullying, and research shows that by 30 months boys and girls start to exhibit bullying behaviors that differ according to gender. As bullying and violent behaviors are identified in very young children, more recognition needs to be placed on parenting practices towards children who are not yet in school. Either this, or providing schooling for children aged two or three. In this way, young children may be consistently taught “right” from “wrong.” Perhaps this may reduce the number of young people experiencing overwhelming challenges, with intervention more consistently sought.
Workshops at Champions Against Bullying begin at the pre-school level when children are more impressionable and there’s a greater chance of reducing aggressive behavior as they develop. Those little darlings already know how to exclude and push others around. For example, “You’re not playing with us,” or “You’re not coming to my birthday,” are hurtful words and don’t do a thing to instill a child’s self-confidence.
We know that one size does not fit all and programs and educational resources at Champions Against Bullying are developmentally appropriate and respond to kids’ needs from pre school to high school. Reaching children at an early age is our best chance to begin reroute aggressive behavior and show them how to experience positive social relationships.
Our sessions include healthy perspectives on friendship, respect and empathy as well as the tools of respectful language, managing emotions and solving problems in a non-threatening circle environment. Flash cards, stories, pictures and role-playing are a few of the methods used to engage the 3-6 year olds. What a great start on your child’s road to positive mental health development and success in school!
- Workshops are also available for parent groups and associations
- Private, group and phone coaching sessions including phone consultations
- Media Consulting
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