June 22, 2019
Somehow I don’t quite think of sitting in a cold tank as being comfortable and certainly seems an odd path to health. However, this trend called cryotherapy is becoming very popular as Zawn Villin…
January 3, 2019
Bullying is an intentional epidemic. It manifests in aggressive behavior, such as attacking someone physically, making threats, spreading nasty rumors, and excluding someone from a social group on purpose. Many red flags pinpoint that someone is affected by bullying — either as the bully or the bullied. Recognizing warning signs is a crucial first step in acting against bullying in schools, mainly since 62.4 percent of students do not report it.
Not all children exhibit warning signs of bullying. But as a parent or guardian, you must know your child well enough to notice significant changes in behavior or appearance. Common signs of a bullying problem include:
If you feel your child is in distress or danger, get help right away to avoid serious, lasting problems.
Most parents are always on the lookout for bullies — but what if your child is the bully? Your son or daughter may be physically or verbally “harassing” others if they:
Kids, whether as the bully or the bullied, rarely tell adults their problems in fear of humiliation, rejection, or backlash. In most cases, you will need to voice your concerns. Review the signs of bullying and then ask direct questions like:
Keep a close eye on your child’s reactions and body language. Often, silence or what a child refuses to say may be more telling. If you suspect bullying, arrange a talk with a trusted adult who knows your child, including homeroom and extracurricular activity teachers. Keep in mind, however, that bullying does not always occur in all school settings and classrooms. The key is to figure out if your child is bullied or bullying others, including where and when it is happening to get the appropriate help for your child. If your son or daughter expresses suicidal thoughts, it is essential to seek immediate evaluation from a licensed mental health practitioner.