Bullying takes the fun out of school. As a child psychologist, I’ve seen the impact of bullying and teasing on hundreds of kids. One school contacted me this week about a kid who was drawing pictures of himself jumping off a cliff. He’d been the victim, for years, of being teased about his weight. Kids who have been teased or bullied feel scared, worried and embarrassed. It’s hard for them to talk about it, let alone deal with it.
Don MacMannis, Ph.D. is a psychologist who has treated children and families for the past forty years. Award-winning PBS songwriter, he has produced a series of research-based songs and activities for social and emotional learning at http://kidseps.com/ He has also co-written a book about healthy families, and free family assessments can be found at http://howsyourfamily.com/
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