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Showing posts from November, 2018

Are School Holiday Parties Doing More Harm than Good?

Schools have a long-held tradition of hosting classroom parties for various holidays throughout the year. Typically, a room parent or volunteers will help organize these, and most students look forward to the break in the normal school routine. However, some students and parents feel anxiety or frustration toward these school holiday parties. Here’s why.   When the Child Can’t Eat the Food It seems that more and more these days there are students who suffer from severe food allergies. These are a challenge for parents and students on any given school day, but most especially during school holiday parties where there is an increased risk of exposure to allergies or foods outside of their allowed diet. Problem: Students who are on restricted diets due to food allergies or medical concerns feel left out. Solution: The teacher or volunteer in charge of the party should reach out to the parents to be made aware of any such food aversions and attempt to reasonably accommodate for these

5 Bullying Prevention Tips from an Expert

Is your child being bullied? Here are five bullying prevention tips to help you understand why some students decide to pick on other kids. 1. The Classic Bully Was a Victim First Hurt people, Hurt people. People who have been hurt in the past, and do not go through some sort of healing process, often either hurt other people in the same way or they let the hurting action continue to happen. Healed people, heal people. It’s best to help students talk to caring adults about their hurts so they can heal emotionally from their pain. Talking to a counselor will help to strengthen a student’s emotional health. Many students care about physical strength training but often disregard the importance of being emotionally healthy. Emotionally healthy students stabilize the class and the school culture. 2. Victim Mentality vs. Leadership Mentality People who have been hurt and haven’t gone through any healing process often carry a victim mentality, and rightly so. When a pe