Not only are all the entry-level techniques presented in the form of "jiu-jitsu" games so that kids are highly enthused about learning them, but we use "push teaching" rather than "pull teaching. Through this carefully layered positive reinforcement, we help the kids reach their full potential without jeopardizing their love for the art.
We spend two months on each chapter. In every class, we discuss the featured character trait for minutes, emphasizing the simple things your child can do to make it a part of their life. The secret to success lies in our use of a unique point-based reward system that we tie to attendance at Gracie Game Day, a special two-hour party where they get to play tons of games with all the instructors and kids.
Gracie Game Day is so much fun that parents will often put on a uniform just so they can join the party! Furthermore, if you ever take a family vacation to a destination that has a Gracie Bullyproof Certified Training Center, your child can participate in a class free of charge!
Most BJJ schools limit new students to one free trial class. We offer all children a day risk-free trial that includes a free uniform and unlimited access to all of our beginner Gracie Bullyproof classes.
The camp is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12 with no previous BJJ experience. Children will learn a variety of critical self-defense skills from bully identification and verbal assertiveness to peer pressure resistance and non-violent physical self-defense techniques. Historically, more than half of the participants at each camp location travel from out of state to participate. Pre-registration is required as the camp typically sells out several months in advance. Click here to learn more. Advanced Search.
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Free Lessons. Encourage hobbies, extracurricular activities, and social situations that bring out the best in your child. Tell your child the unique qualities you love about him and reinforce positive behaviors that you'd like to see more. Honoring kids' strengths and encouraging healthy connections with others can affect self-esteem, increase your kids' long-term confidence, and prevent any potential bullying situations.
When your child tells you how she defused a harasser, let her know you're proud. If you witness another child standing up to a bully in the park, point it out to your child so she can copy that approach. Above all, emphasize the idea that your own mom may have told you when you were a kid: If your child shows that she can't be bothered, a bully will usually move on. Children must understand that bullies have a need for power and control over others and a desire to hurt people. They often lack self-control, empathy, and sensitivity. With that said, it's helpful for children to use these strategies when dealing with bullies:.
Ultimately, it's up to parents to help young child deal with a bully.
Help him learn how to make smart choices and take action when he feels hurt or see another child being bullied, and be ready to intervene if necessary. If your child is reluctant to report the bullying, go with him to talk to a teacher, guidance counselor, principal, or school administrator.
Learn about the school's policy on bullying, document instances of bullying and keep records, and stay on top of the situation by following up with the school to see what actions are being taken. When necessary, get help from others outside of school, like a family therapist or a police officer, and take advantage of community resources that can deal with and stop bullying.
Being an upstander and not a passive bystander means a child takes positive action when she sees a friend or another student being bullied. Ask your child how it feels to have someone stand up for her, and share how one person can make a difference. This is the right approach only for persistent acts of intimidation, and when you feel these parents will be receptive to working in a cooperative manner with you.
Call or e-mail them in a non-confrontational way, making it clear that your goal is to resolve the matter together. You might say something like:. She tells me that Suzy has called her names and excluded her from games at the playground. I don't know whether Suzy has mentioned any of this, but I'd like us to help them get along better. Do you have any suggestions?
Communicate with your child's school and report bullying incidences. Make them aware of any situations," Kaplan says. Though more schools are implementing bullying prevention programs, many still do not have enough support or resources.
Parents are offered information through newsletters and are given a consultation if their children are victims or perpetrators of bullying. Study 1 Physical Aggression Perpetration Menard and Grotpeter found that physical aggression perpetration was significantly lower in treatment schools that participated in Bully-Proofing Your School BPYS than in comparison schools, over the course of the intervention.
Physical Aggression Victimization Physical aggression victimization was significantly lower in BPYS treatment schools than in comparison schools. Relational Aggression Perpetration Relational aggression perpetration was significantly lower in schools with the BPYS intervention than in control schools. Relational Aggression Victimization Relational aggression victimization was significantly lower among students in treatment schools than in comparison schools.
Bullying Discouraged Discouragement of bullying demonstrated a small, but significant increase in treatment schools. Witnessed Aggression A minimal reduction was shown in students witnessing aggression in treatment schools in comparison to other schools. The study lasted approximately 5 years in a Colorado school system.
BPYS was one of several programs offered to schools. All treatment schools indicated an interest in implementing BPYS.
Comparison schools did not elect to implement the intervention. The study included 3, students from grades 3 through 5. Treatment and comparison schools were chosen in the fall semester of the baseline year of the study. A total of six schools three treatment and three comparison schools were identified and selected to participate. Comparison schools matched treatment schools on grade levels, sociodemographic characteristics, and average student standardized test scores.
At baseline data collection, the only difference found between the treatment and comparison schools was that the students in the comparison schools indicated a higher level of respect and liking for their teachers.