Know The Facts About Bullying

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Know the facts about bullying, even if you don’t think bullying affects your child.

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Unfortunately, teasing is often part of growing up — almost every child experiences it. But it isn’t always as innocuous as it seems. Words can cause pain. Teasing becomes bullying when it is repetitive or when there is a conscious intent to hurt another child. It can be verbal bullying (making threats, name-calling), psychological bullying (excluding children, spreading rumors), or physical bullying (hitting, pushing, taking a child’s possessions).

How Bullying Starts

Bullying behavior is prevalent throughout the world and it cuts across socio-economic, racial/ethnic, and cultural lines. Researchers estimate that 20 to 30 percent of school-age children are involved in bullying incidents, as either perpetrators or victims. Bullying can begin as early as preschool and intensify during transitional stages, such as starting school in 1st grade or going into middle school.

Victims of bullying are often shy and tend to be physically weaker than their peers. They may also have low self-esteem and poor social skills, which makes it hard for them to stand up for themselves. Bullies consider these children safe targets because they usually don’t retaliate.

Effects of Bullying

If your child is the victim of bullying, he may suffer physically and emotionally, and his schoolwork will likely show it. Grades drop because, instead of listening to the teacher, kids are wondering what they did wrong and whether anyone will sit with them at lunch. If bullying persists, they may be afraid to go to school. Problems with low self-esteem and depression can last into adulthood and interfere with personal and professional lives.

(The above info is being shared here from this article: http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/bullying on Bullying)

Adult Bullying

Often people have the idea that “bullying” is something which only occurs amongst some children until eventually they grow out of this behavior. Unfortunately – this isn’t always true. Adults can be just as capable of employing bullying tactics as any young child or teenager.

Steps

#1 – Remember that this is not your fault.
#2 – See if killing them with kindness helps. This doesn’t always work. But in circumstances when you’ve not long known the bully (such as if for example you’ve just been introduced to them at work) it can.
#3 – Try assertive responses against the bully .
#4 – If all else fails, consider enlisting somebody’s help.

Assertive behavior can be very effective if used in the early stages of bullying. However, if the bullying has already been going on for a long time it might not have the desired effects. Sometimes the only thing to do in a bullying situation is to walk away.

For more information about adult bullying and for resources, there is a great book titled: Adult bullying: perpetrators and victims, By Peter Randall.

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Easter Cliparts

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Easter clipart can only make your holiday season a whole lot better. Coming up with some Easter clipart will be a fun method to make some cards and if not, you can plainly get together with your children and have fun while drawing and painting. Easter is a season of good cheer, so the more colorful and brighter your clipart is, the better. The Internet is one of the most successful places in order to find some Easter clipart ideas. Easter bunny rabbits in pastel blues, greens, yellows and browns, Easter eggs with rich designs and a touch of gold, plus silver on them, crosses decorated with flowering vines, chicks, baskets of goodies and colorful backgrounds with Happy Easter written across it, are a few of the 1000s of Easter clipart ideas.

You can start your Easter clipart by penciling the design on the paper. If you are not too certain, you can do a couple of rough sketches beforehand. Easter clipart most frequently depict fun and good will. So, you can draw them with solid, well-defined lines and not worry too much about how good an artist you are. You are even free to copy some Easter clipart from the web, not simply by printing them out, but looking at them and drawing by yourself.

After you have the penciled picture you can start coloring it in all feasible eye catching tones. Easter clipart creation is more like drawing a cartoon. Yet if you want to depict more thoughtful subjects such as Jesus Christ risen from death, you can do so. An Easter clipart created by your very hands will add value to the cards you send rather than buying a printed card from the bookshop. The inner side of the cards can be filled by the poems you write for Easter.

As for children, let them come up with their own Easter cliparts. You, as an adult can tell them a couple of Easter stories and give them ideas as to what they should draw. children are very good at matching bright tones. Also, try decorating the clipart with silver and gold edgings. A bit of dust sprinkled will give an eye-catching effect.

Easter cliparts can also be used for decorating egg holders and gift baskets. The possibilities are endless if you can use your vision. After all, Easter is a holiday that is meant for families to get together and spread the love, hope and peace of Jesus resurrection.

Clipart Of Easter

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Easter clipart can only make your vacation season a whole lot better. Coming up with some Easter clipart will be a fun method to make some cards and if not, you can simply get together with your kids and have fun while drawing and painting. Easter is a season of good cheer, so the more colored and brighter your clipart is, the better. The Internet is one of the most successful places in order to find some Easter clipart ideas. Easter bunny rabbits in pastel blues, greens, yellows and browns, Easter eggs with vivid designs and a touch of gold, plus silver on them, crosses decorated with flowering vines, chicks, baskets of goodies and colored backgrounds with Happy Easter written across it, are a few of the 1000s of Easter clipart ideas.

Penciling the design on the paper is the start point of Easter clipart. If you are not too sure, you can do a couple of rough sketches early. Easter clipart most oftentimes picture fun and good will. Then you can easilt draw them with solid lines and you do not have to worry about how bad an artist you are. You are even free to copy some Easter clipart from the WWW, not just by printing them out, but looking at them and drawing by yourself.

After you have the pencilled picture you can start coloring it in all possible eye catching tones. Easter clipart is more like drawing cartoons. Still if you want to depict more thoughtful subjects such as Jesus Christ risen from death, you can do so. An Easter clipart created by your very hands will add value to the cards you send rather than purchasing a printed card from the bookshop. You can also have your own Easter poems written on the inner side of the cards.

As for kids, let them come up with their own Clipart of easter. You, as an adult can tell them a few of Easter stories and give them ideas as to what they should draw. kids are very good at matching bright tones. Also, try decorating the clipart with silver and gold edgings. A bit of dust sprinkled will give an eye-catching effect.

You can decorate egg-holders and gift baskets with the Easter clipart you draw. The possibilities are endless if you can use your imagination. After all, Easter is a vacation that is meant for families to get together and spread the love, hope and peace of Jesus resurrection.