Labor Day is over. For most kids that means it’s time to go back to school. As parents, we worry how they’ll adjust to new teachers, a new grade, and higher expectations. Unfortunately, some kids also need to worry about school bullies. Now, thanks to to the Gracie Bullyproof DVD series, our children can be prepared to deal with kids who try to intimidate, tease or worse. This amazing program builds self esteem and valuable nonviolent self-defense skills through fun games that parents can do with their children.
Parents want their kids to be healthy, happy, and have the confidence to stand up for themselves when necessary. And we’re not the only ones. Even celebrity dads like Modern Family star Ed O’Neill bullyproofs daughter Sophia with playful moves like “Crazy Horse” part of the Gracie Family Bullyproof Program.
Unfortunately, every day in the United States, an estimated 150,000 kids miss school due to fear or intimidation of bullies. In fact, many believe that fear of bullying may be the leading cause of low self-confidence in children. Worse, statistics suggest that less than 15% of kids actually report acts of bullying. We know that most bullies are insecure and seek self-esteem normally by harassing smaller or weaker children.
The Gracie Bullyproof DVD series has three objectives:
Boost Confidence: Bullies are less likely to target self-confident children. This program instills confidence by teaching techniques that will neutralize the attack of a larger opponent.
Increase Awareness: Harassment from bullies can be physical or verbal and delivered at various intensity levels. In each lesson, the DVD focuses on teaching your child to recognize and respond to the most common physical and verbal bully behaviors.
Be Ready: Only when your child makes it clear that he/she will not tolerate the harassment, will they free themselves of the bully’s torment. The program will prepare them for every common contingency.
Aside from preparing your child to deal with bullies, the other objective of the BullyProof program is to instill in your child the character traits that will lead to success in all areas of life. There are six chapters in the Character Development Program: Responsibility, Health, Respect, Citizenship, Manners, and Caring – each of which your child will study for two months. Each class dedicates time to addressing the featured trait and the simple things they can do to make the trait a part of their everyday lives. The secret to the success of this program is a very powerful point-based reward system that encourages each child to make the small character changes in their daily lives – on their own!
The Gracie Bullyproof DVD series is available online for $119.85.
Photo: Courtesy of the Gracie Bullyproof Program.