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Tips to Protect Your Child’s Self Esteem Each day, about 160,000 children miss school because they are afraid of bullying, according to the National Education Association. Bullying can have long-term effects—specifically, low self-esteem, isolation, poor academic performance, and health problems or thoughts of suicide. “As children return to school, it’s a great time to educate parents on how to prevent bullying and teach our kids how to combat it,” said Keli Wilson, founder of AlertID, a free neighborhood safety network and app. Wilson provided these tips to prevent and manage bullying: Teach children to be assertive and teach them to have empathy for others. Emphasize peaceful ways to solve problems and encourage kids to stand up for themselves verbally. Give children positive feedback to build their self-esteem. Help give them the self-confidence to stand up for what they believe in. Encourage your child to help others who need it.
Thrive Magazine for Better Living
October 2015 Issue of Thrive