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No way! Not my kid!

You get a phone call from the school or another parent telling you your child is bullying other children; you can’t believe it!  Your sweet child with the soft heart could not possibly be capable of behaving that way.  I remember very well having these same thoughts when I got that phone call many years…

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Don’t take it personally…

In our karate classes, we are in week 2 of working on how to deal with bullies.  While we are working on certain physical aspects (after all, it is a karate class) we are also concentrating on the mental aspects. I have learned from talking with the kids, that they really feel like there is…

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What kids want to know about bullying…

With the start of the school year coming up, I decided that this last karate session for the summer was going to address bullying more in depth. While my dojos are in small towns, that doesn’t mean we don’t have our fair share of this problem.  In fact, I was surprised to see how many…

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Bullying…it’s not just for kids

Have you ever been bullied?  I don’t mean the playground variety of bully, I mean the victim of a person that needs to use power to project their own feelings of inadequacy onto another person in order to feel better about themselves, leaving you feeling awful every time you have to interact with them.  Examples of…

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