Guest post – name tags to fight bullies
Bullying has been getting a lot of airplay recently, but it’s nothing new. Going to school brings with it a bevy of issues to think about, from marking your child’s clothing with school name tags for uniforms to helping your child make new friends. As kids grow and try to assert their identities, some will pick on others. Younger children do this to test boundaries, and older children may lash out for a variety of reasons. While you may not have the time to psychoanalyse every bully that approaches your child on the playground, there are a few things you can do to step in and diffuse the situation.
Toddler and Pre-School Playground Bullying
When you have a baby or toddler, you may see incidents of bullying at the park or playground. Whether another child is trying to steal your child’s toys, is screaming at other children, or is lashing out in a physical manner, you have several options to try and cope with the situation. One solution is to simply not say anything and leave with your child. This can be effective, but it teaches your child to avoid confrontation and leaves them ill-equipped to handle real life.
If the bully’s parents are not stepping in to do anything, you can speak to the guardian who is present. In many cases, they will step in to discipline their child. Unfortunately, in some cases the parent will do nothing in which case you may choose to speak to the child directly. Pointing out that their behaviour is disruptive or that it is hurting other children can sometimes put a stop to it, while they’re still young enough to learn from the situation.
Bullying at School
As your child gets older and enters school, he or she will also have the mediation of teachers and school administrators. By this point your child should have a few coping skills learned on the playground. Kids’ labels by Mynametags, for instance, help avoid confrontation over personal possessions by marking all school items. Teach your child to express himself and say no to bullies. If he or she comes home with tales of another child who is saying rude things or even hitting, you can have a talk with the teacher or get in touch with the child’s parents directly.
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