A bully is a person who repeatedly browbeats or intimidates another person and is habitually is cruel to others who are weaker than he or she.
When I was a child we had only one neighborhood bully. Today, it is disturbing and sad to note that there are multiple bullies in our homes, communities, schools, workplaces, and on-line. Bully behavior has become is a extremely serious issue.
According to the Stomp Out Bullying organization: “Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students of all races and classes. 1 out of 4 kids is bullied and 43% of kids have been bullied while online.”
I would also encourage you to visit Author, Annie Fox’s website for helpful books and information about bullying.
When I was revising Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift for the 2nd edition printing, I decided to include information to help children recognize and effectively deal with bully behavior. In each of the four Brain Color village chapter, I included the following paragraph about bulllying:
“Adults are accountable for teaching children the difference between correct manners and unacceptable behavior when they are not feeling good about themselves at home, school, or in the village,” White Falcon said. “Each child learns the How to Treat Others Principles: Do not frighten, embarrass, threaten or push and shove others, and do not be mean and hurt another villager’s feelings by making fun of their ideas, excluding them from parties or games, talking behind their backs, taking their toys or books, or calling them nasty names.”
Below are Brain Color Clues to help you recognize how adults or children feel or think when they are victims of bully behavior:
Yellow Brainers feel bullied when they are forced by others to make a decision without time to prepare a plan.
Blue Brainers feel bullied and intimidated if a someone makes fun of the efforts they make to comfort and encourage others.
Green Brainers think they are being bullied and treated as an outcast when others tease them for being perfectionist or a “geek”.
Orange Brainers feel bullied when someone uses their authority to make them abide by their rigid or unreasonable rules.
Bully is an epidemic problem that continues to grow get the facts and prevent bullying in your home, workplace, school, community and/or on-line!
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