Parents can follow this step by step guide to bullying conversations with the teacher to help.
Dealing with bullying at school can be intimidating. Some of us did not have a good time at school or maybe feel less educated. However, Teachers are simply human too and they want to help. I now this guide will make you feel more at ease with the process.
Believe it or not approaching the teacher is not that bad. This guide will help you have positive conversations about bullying with the teacher. I am here to walk you through it.
Sigh of relief, you can start breathing again.
As your Coach I am compelled to tell the truth and this really may be much easier than you think.
Bullying at School happens everyday. I read somewhere there are 160,000 children every day who do not go to school for fear of bullying. You will have to work with the school if your child is involved either as the bully or victim of bullying.
For many parents this is not a comfortable easy step to take. You may have bad memories of school and feel intimidated. I totally understand. So, to reduce your stress and help make it easy you can follow this step-by- step plan to insure a successful meeting and get results for dealing with bullying at school.
So, take a deep breath. Whether your child is the bully or is being bullied at school the teacher must be made aware. Bullying conversations with the teacher are inevitable. I believe advising the teacher is your best first step.
1) Call the School and make an appointment: Of course, if you are really uncomfortable talking to the teacher face to face you can start dealing with the bullying over the phone. However, I believe face to face is a better option. It will send the message to your childs' teacher that you are serious about having this situation resolved and keeping your child safe.
2) You will want to keep the meeting brief and to the point so you need to prepare ahead of time for bullying conversations with the teacher.
3) Arrive on Time with your written notes including questions and concerns.
4) Using your notes explain your concerns about the bullying. This will help the teacher understand about what might be needed to help your child.
5) If the teacher is open minded and wants to work with you the two of you can start working out solutions together.
The good news is you have initiated a relationship with the teacher so all follow up will hopefully build on the good will and make any future bullying conversations with the teacher much easier.
6) Follow up.
I know dealing with bullying at school may be challenging for some. Hopefully, this action guide will make it easier for you to have bullying conversations with the teacher and help you get the Bullying to Stop.