Back To School – Dealing With Bullies
It is Back to School Season!
Our instructors here at Lions Krav Maga know that Back to School season is an exciting time for children. We also understand that it can be a little intimidating as well. One of our goals here is to help prepare our ninjas to be rockstars everywhere they go, and to give them the self confidence to face any challenge. Unfortunately, bullying may be one of those challenges. It is a part of the social experience, but it doesn’t have to be the focus!
Here are a few ways our students learn to deal with bullying:
First off, making friends is a great way to be proactive in preventing bullying. Instilling prosocial traits like caring, sharing, teamwork, and being helpful will give them the tools to create positive, lasting relationships. Strong verbal and interpersonal skills also allow them to become more empathetic and understanding when faced with adversity.
Here in our Krav Junior program, we develop conversational skills by learning how to work with partners who may or may not share the same views about how to accomplish a task. Our drills are designed to challenge their emotional and social stages of development. Often working with partners or groups can be challenging but our instructors help to guide them through this process, focusing on proper discussion of the cause and effect of our actions or our words.
We also strive to develop interpersonal skills that will help them cope with verbal or online bullying through the use of conflict resolution. We understand that it is easy to be overcome by our emotions when being bullied, so our instructors coach them to process through their emotions and control their “heart.” Doing this teaches them to take a breath and respond in a non-threatening manner.
Our staff here at Lions Krav Maga is excited for all of the kiddos going back to school in a couple of weeks! We want to help make the transition as smooth and enjoyable as possible. If your little ninja needs help or coaching on how to deal with a negative social experience, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign them up for a 2-week trial.
We are happy to help.