A Dad has to do what a Dad has to do
“I salute Robert Casteel, the California father who obtained a restraining order against the fourth grader who threatened his son with a knife. The Dad was right!
If our children do not feel protected, they take matters into their own hands. Experience has taught us that, that can have very disastrous results.
According to reports, the school had been notified but the father was not satisfied with the results.
In the training, We Don’t Tolerate Bullying! There is something parents can do, parents are encouraged to advocate strongly for their children. They are advised this may include filing police reports, restraining order and even law suits; all in an effort to keep their children safe. It was in one such training, at an elementary school in South Gate, a parent reported her nine year old daughter had been bullied and harassed by another nine year old for more than two years. It had started with name calling and hitting and had escalated to his bringing a knife to school. The school’s response was his father can’t control him, but “he’s getting treatment”. That did little to soothe that girl’s mother.
There’s a lot of talk about bullying. What’s going on?
The Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network commissioned a survey of elementary schools that found:
- 75% of elementary students report they are called names, made fun of or bullied with regularity
- 92% of elementary students report they have been taught they should not bully others or call names
- 81% of teachers report their school has implemented anti-bullying or anti-harassing policies
- 85% of teachers have personally received professional development about bullying or harassment
- 45% of teachers report they need further training
If children have been taught, schools have implemented polices, teachers have received training, and more than 50% believe they know enough about the subject, what is the problem?
Why has Kids First been able to document the death of at least thirty-six children, ages 11 to 18, whose deaths have been blamed on bullying?
What is the disconnect? And what can parents do about it? These questions and more are answered in the free parent training: We Don’t Tolerate Bullying! There is something parents can do. Parent learn the three elements of bullying, four types of bullying and a four prong strategy for eliminating bullying. Additionally parents learn bullying doesn’t stop when the school bell rings; how to talk to their children and school about bullying: and more than a dozen things parents can do.
To arrange this paradigm shifting training for parents at your school, church or community organization, contact Kids First at ItsKidsFirst@gmail.com.