BE STRONG. BE KIND.
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.
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We are in this together!
Kids with disabilities are 2 to 3 times more likely to be bullied. Help your kids understand people may be DIFFERENT, BUT NOT LESS.
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.
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
Falcons Break Barriers
Children's Books on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Mixed - Diversity and Inclusion Story and Discussion Guide for Parents (children’s book + parent’s guide)
Articles for Parents and Teachers
Critical Conversations (The Conscious Kid)
Podcasts and Videos for Adults
Talking Race With Young Children (NPR) (audio)
1619 (New York Times) (audio)