Parent-child communication about bullying

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Parent-child communication about bullying

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Children do not come forward easily when they are being bullied. It is really, really important for parents to create lines of communication at a very early age, so kids can dialogue with them and come forward and trust that the parent knows how to help them safely, will protect them, and not make it worse. Many times children will come forward because they are being threatened by the bully. In other words, "If you tell your parents, this is going to get worse for you." So that keeps children in silence.

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Alexandra Penn

Champions Against Bullying

Alexandra Penn, founder of Champions Against Bullying and author of the award winning Disney Parent-to-Parent, Ministry of Education recommended CD-ROM, The No-Nonsense Guide To Kids’ Bullying Solutions, is a leading expert on School Bullying/Youth Violence. Her workshops for kids, parents and educators are loaded with Preventive Strategies, Intervention Techniques and Immediate Practical solutions. Alexandra is an Internationally Certified Trainer in Youth Violence Prevention, a Crisis Intervention Specialist, a Parent Coach, an accomplished writer and editor, a dynamic workshop leader, keynote speaker, mother of two and founding member of the Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention in Canada. A former counselor in Special Ed at the Board of Education, Alexandra's breakthrough with an autistic child initiated a video used as a teaching tool at the world-renowned Clarke Institute of Psychiatry.

Alexandra maintains, “children’s mental health is directly linked to their academic success and removing the obstacles that impede learning, such as fear, are crucial. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders – our leaders. It’s up to all of us to decide how we want them to evolve. Kids need our help. They can’t fix it themselves. Let’s make it happen!”

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