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Don’t Be a Bully, Be a Buddy! What is the difference between

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Part 2

Here is the rest of the article from last month’s article from Izzy Kalman ,MS Nationally Certified School Psychologist. “ The way I see it, the term “teasing” refers to actions that are intended to make the victim feel ridiculed & foolish. Mostly this happens through nameT E R R I calling, spreading stupid hile I was reading the rumors, or things like article from Andrea Ralls, pasting funny signs on the unwitting back of the there was one action that stood out victim. As long as this upsets the victim, the above all the rest to me and it was to PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT. Every teasers are the winners & will keep on doing child needs the kind of support from her it. “Bullying” should refer to actions that loved ones that signals, “I believe in you. I see make the victim scared of physical harm. you trying. Keep going!” Doesn’t this apply to EVERYONE on this earth!! What a gift this would The victim is afraid that the bully will beat be to society. Can you imagine a world where him up or in some way cause damage to everyone felt encouraged? Just think, what if WE, body or property. This gives the bully the the adults right now, had the power to change the satisfaction of having power & dominance world? It’s not a question of IF, it is, WILL WE? Will we change the pattern of society as we know it? Will over the victim. It may be used by the we stop to take the time it takes to be a parent, a rolebully to extort money, food, or other model, a teacher? How hard can it be, to get off the possessions, though these are not computer, put down your IPAD, turn off the TV, stop your texting, get off Farmville, stop chatting on face necessary for it to still be bullying. As book & ENCOURAGE your kids? It means thanking long as the victim is afraid of the bully, your child for cleaning her room, even if she missed the bully is the winner & will continue some under her bed. It means smiling in support as she struggles to complete a task, in spite of it not being to terrorize the victim. It is commonly the exact way you would have completed it. There’s perceived that bullying (physical) is a difference between praise & encouragement. One worse than teasing (verbal). I don’t rewards the task while the other rewards the person (“You did it!” rather than “I’m proud of you!”). Praise believe this is the case. Being ridiculed can make a child feel that she’s only “good” if she by peers day after day for year’s, is as does something perfectly. Encouragement, on the devastating to the victim as being afraid other hand, acknowledges the effort. “Tell me about of physical harm. Many victims have done your game. I see that you scored” is more helpful than saying, “Your team won that is great.” Too away with themselves (suicide) because of much praise can sap self-esteem because it can the misery caused by teasing, & they are just create pressure to perform & set up a continual as vengeance-filled towards their tormentors need for approval from others. So dole out the praise judiciously and offer encouragement as are those victims that are threatened with liberally; it will help your child grow up to physical harm.” Here are a couple of things feel good about herself. Encouragement that will help with teasing: 1) Don’t Overreact 2) means acknowledging progress - not just rewarding achievement. Help your child practice how to react to teasing by role-playing different teasing situations. But know Until next time, Blessings, in extreme situations, you are justified in contacting Terri Schroeter, Publisher/Owner Ephesians 4:32 “Be KIND to the parents or guardians of the other child, or notifying one another Have a Loving & the police or school authorities!!So in the meantime Understanding Heart” demonstrate empathy to others, so your kids can learn from the BEST. Blessings, Terri

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Fevers are your body’s natural response to infection, and not necessarily a sign that something serious is taking place. Low-grade fevers are generally not serious, are easily treated, and can wait until the morning to be evaluated by your doctor. Fevers of 101 to 103 (38.4 to 39.5 Celcius) are also generally not serious and can wait until morning to be evaluated, except as indicated below. High fevers of 104 (40 Celcius) or higher that quickly come down to 100 or 101 (37.8 to 38.3 Celcius) with the treatment measures below are also generally not serious and can wait until morning, except as indicated below. TOP THREE CAUSES Viral infection – this is the most common cause of fever in children. Examples are: Roseola, Colds, Flu, Coxsackie (hand, foot and mouth disease), Chicken Pox, Fifth Disease, and many others. Most viruses are not dangerous. They simply need to run their course over several days. They are not treatable with antibiotics. Bacterial infection – Some examples include ear infection, sinus infection, pneumonia, bladder infection, and strep throat. These are treatable with antibiotics, although treatment can usually wait 12 hours until you can contact you doctor in the morning. Teething– this can cause fevers, though usually not higher than 101.

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Self Esteem

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e were talking about last month, about the importance of helping a child to develop positive self-esteem. Positive self-esteem allows children to be brave & reach out to try new things. A parent, who through actions, shows a child that no matter what he does he is loved, helps their child develop a positive sense of belonging, And it is the belief that they belong, that what they say & do matters, empowers children to have self-respect. Here are 3 more great self-esteem builders. Pay attention-Support healthy risksCelebrate the Positive. 1) Pay attention. Carve out time to give your child your undivided attention. That does wonders for your child’s self-worth because it sends the message that you think he’s important and valuable. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time; it just means taking a moment to stop flicking through the mail if he’s trying to talk with you or turning off the TV long enough to answer a question. Make eye contact, so it’s clear that you’re really listening to what he’s saying. Get to their height level, bend down if you have to. When you’re strapped for time, let your child know it without ignoring his needs. Say, “Tell me all about the picture you drew, and then when you’re finished, I’ll need to finish my work.” 2) Support healthy risks. Encourage your child to explore something new, such as trying a different food, including a new best pal in weekend plans, or going on a camp trip. Though there’s always the possibility of failure, without risk there’s little opportunity for success. So let your child experiment safely, and resist the urge to intervene. For instance, try not to “rescue” her if she’s showing mild frustration at figuring out how to navigate or decide on which extracurricular activity she will participate. Jumping in to outline the options without being asked can foster dependence and diminish your child’s confidence. You’ll build her self-esteem by balancing your need to protect her with her need to tackle new tasks. 3) Celebrate the positive. It’s sometimes too easy to tally up all the things a child does wrong, but everyone responds well to encouragement, so make an effort to acknowledge the good things your child does every day within his earshot. For instance, tell his dad, “Mike took out the trash this morning.” He’ll bask in the glow of your praise and his dad’s heartening response. And be specific. Instead of saying “Good job,” say, “Thank you for waiting so patiently in line at the store for me.” This will enhance his sense of accomplishment and selfworth and let him know exactly what he did right. Here is a great self-esteem builder: Cut out a STAR and write on it a POSITIVE about yourself!! It can be you have a great smile, cute freckles, red hair, blonde hair, black hair, brown hair, no hair, you like to read, you like to help around the house, you like to help the teacher, you are funny, you are forgiving, you are tall, you are short, you are a good friend, you like to run, you are a buddy to someone without many friends. If you just think about it, there are so many good things about YOU!! Parents this is a great exercise for you too- your child would love getting a STAR with a POSITIVE on it. Until next time, BLESSINGS, Terri Schroeter, Publisher/Owner Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another Having a Loving & Understanding Heart!

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