Yearly Archives: 2017

23 Oct

Listening To Your Child Is An Important Step In Addressing and Preventing Bullying

Listen. 28% of U.S. students in grades 6-12 experience bullying. Listening to your child is an important step in addressing and preventing bullying. Listen with empathy and give your child your undivided attention. Offer reassurance, acknowledge the situation and assure them you are taking them seriously. Ask your child how they see you helping the situation. This gives them some control over something they feel they have no control over. Try saying something like this: “I cannot imagine how difficult it is to worry about...

18 Oct

Partner With Your Child’s Teacher and School to Address Bullying

Partnering with your child’s teacher can offer critical insight in cases of bullying. Ask their teacher How does my child get along with other students? With whom does he or she spend their free time at school? Have you ever suspected my child is being bullied by other students? Work with the teacher and with the school to create a plan for your child. Make sure you know the school’s policy on bullying, bring it to the Administration’s (principal and school counselor) attention and ask...

12 Oct

How To Identify Potential Signs of Bullying

Sometimes it may not be obvious that your child is being bullied. And they may not be ready to tell you. Here are a few signs that you can look for that may indicate your child is being bullied. Torn or Ripped Clothing One sign your child may be experiencing physical bullying is torn or ripped clothing. If your child comes home from school with a tear in their hoodie or ripped jeans be sure to ask what happened. This is a...

10 Oct

Listen To Your Child If They Say They Have Been Bullied

Although 25% of teens report being bullied, there are more that will not disclose out of fear or shame. Younger children do not always recognize this dominating behavior as bullying and may not report it as such. If your child tells you they are being bullied, start by letting them know you are glad they came to you. Then assure them that you take it seriously. You can start by actively listening to their concerns. Ask lots of questions, but without...

05 Oct

Talking With Kids About News

Our hearts are broken for the people of Las Vegas after last night’s incident. This tragedy, coupled with several recent natural disasters still affecting thousands of people across the globe, may have you wondering how to approach talking to your children about events in the news. First, be honest with them. A truthful approach will help them better understand the facts about what they are hearing. Try and separate facts from rumors and embellishments. Next, listen to their questions and address their...

05 Oct

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

This month we will be recognizing National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Bullying is a growing concern for children and parents everywhere. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 4 students say they have been bullied in school. What will you say if your child tells you they are being bullied? All month long we will share tips from our experts on addressing bullying here on the blog and on Facebook and Twitter. ...

04 Oct

Beech Roots

Welcome to Beech Roots, the official blog of Beech Acres Parenting Center! We plan to bring you strengths-based parenting tips, news about our organization, up to date information on our programs, campaigns, and services as well as fresh perspectives from today’s modern parents. Bookmark this page and be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and connect with us on Linked In. ...