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October 2013 is National Bullying Prevention Month

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stop end prevent bullyingOctober 2013 is National Bullying Prevention Month, and at Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we’re committed to helping all children connect with success in their academic and personal lives. You can help us support the anti-bullying movement by taking part in Pacer.org’s Unity Day on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by wearing orange to show your support for the “Make it Orange and Make it End” movement. Follow this movement on Facebook for more info.

What Is Bullying?
According to The Bully Project website, bullying exists when:

  • There is an imbalance of power. Bullies use their power to control or harm others, and those being bullied may have a hard time defending themselves.
  • There is intent to cause harm. Actions by bullies are intentional and are meant to hurt others.
  • There is repetition of the bullying behavior. Behaviors are aimed at the same the person over and over again by one person or a group of people.

Parent Tips for Dealing with Bullies
If you suspect your child is being bullied, the following strategies could help:

  • Write down what you see and hear. Take detailed notes that include everything your child shares about the bullying incidents and how your child is feeling and acting. Include dates and times.
  • Do your research and know your rights. Most states as well as most communities and schools have bullying policies and laws.
  • If your child has physical signs of bullying, document it with photos and contact authorities immediately.
  • Request a meeting with school staff, and share what you know.
  • Be specific when asking for help. Let school officials know exactly what you need from them.
  • If your child becomes withdrawn, he or she may need to speak with a counselor or therapist as soon as possible.

According to the CDC, 20% of kids in grades 9-12 experience bullying. Visit www.stopbullying.gov for even more tips and resources to safely end bullying behavior. If you or your loved one is currently being bullied, get help NOW at 121Help.me or by calling 1-855-201-2121.

More About Brain Balance
Brain Balance Achievement Centers are after school learning facilities that help kids with neuro-developmental disorders connect with success. Our non-medical approach to ADHD, learning disorders, and behavioral problems integrates physical, sensory motor, and cognitive exercises with nutritional guidance to effectively address the root cause of these issues, leading to a reduction or elimination of negative symptoms and behaviors. In fact, a new control study shows that our program eliminated ADHD symptoms in 81% of participating children after completing a 12 week program and increased their standardized academic scores by 2 to 4 grade levels in just 3 to 6 months! Contact us today to learn more!

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