BE BRAVE. 

BE STRONG.  BE KIND.

BULLY PREVENTION

 

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, please do not hesitate to contact the school - teachers, counselors and administration are there to help.

Understanding the cycle of behavior is critical to understanding how to help your kids.  Please take advantage of the many resource links on this page.

Connecting with your kids is vital to their social and emotional health.  Talk to your kids - find out what happened in their day.  Sound daunting?  Check out this article.


If you come across great resources to share with other parents, please let us know by emailing the information to freedomcrossingpto@gmail.com​.  

​We are in this together!

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READ AND DISCUSS
 

While reading is a necessity for learning, it is also one of the best ways to develop bonds with your children.  Reading together is a great way to enrich your relationship with your child, as well as build their vocabularies.  Kids learn about complex aspects of life and relationships when they are engaged in stories with themes that can be more mature than anything they've encountered in life.  Going through those educational moments with a parent allows them to confront these issues in a safe space.

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Zero, One, Two by Kathryn Otashi

Great Things To Be by Kenin O’Connor

Only One You and You be You by Linda Kranz

Bully B.E.A.N.S. by Julia Cook

The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy

Heart Eyes: Beth and the Bullies by Vicki Chandler

A Friend for Lakota: The Incredible True Story of a Wolf Who Braves Bullying by Jim and Jamie Dutcher

Lead With Your Heart Written and illustrated by Jena Ball

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes and illustrated by Siobodkin

Dancing Home by Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta

My Secret Bully, Just Kidding, Confessions of a Former Bully or any book by Trudy Ludwig 

​Wonder by R.J. Palacio August Pullman

Scholastic's book list for Middle Schoolers