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bullying Archives - Better Kids Institute
09 April

Bullying, Martial Arts, Your Child and You: Is It a Good Idea? So many schools like to claim that they have “no bullying” rules, but the fact remains that teachers and other adults cannot be everywhere all the time. It is those times where and when no adult is around that bullies take advantage of […]

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19 March

Every parent wants their child to have friends, get along with their peers, and feel safe and secure when they go to school, camp, the playground, or to any other social setting. One of a parent’s worst fears is that their child will become the victim of a bully. Not only does bullying cause immediate […]

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26 February

Bullying is, unfortunately, a situation that many kids feel vulnerable in because they do not know how to handle it. There are many kinds of behavior that kids of any age can experience. There is verbal assault, where unkind words and insults are constantly hurled their way. There is also physical assault that involves the […]

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05 December

You never want to hear that someone is bullying your child. Unfortunately, many children get bullied and are afraid when they go to school each day. Many bullies are good at disguising the activity so that both parents and teachers are unaware of something is happening. If you’ve discovered that your son or daughter is […]

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13 November

Is your child being bullied? Are your complaints falling on deaf ears to teachers, administrators, and other parents? Consider enrolling them in a martial art. Despite what you might have seen in movies, you won’t be throwing them into a violent free-for-all. Martial arts are ancient and respected traditions that emphasize things like discipline, perseverance, […]

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17 October

Despite years of effort and millions of dollars spent on safety campaigns, bullies are still a problem for children. There are some people who seem to target others, and merely exposing them to the right literature or threatening minor consequences isn’t enough to stop them from undertaking those actions. It’s no surprise, then, that so […]

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26 September

School should be a safe haven for our children, but more often than not, it is becoming a place where anxiety and fear run rampant as students are subjected to bullying and emotional abuse by others. Bullies use frightening physical and mental tactics to exert their power over those they consider less valuable than themselves, […]

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19 July

Bullying is a serious problem being faced in schools today. More than one in four students report being the victims of bullying. Sadly, the pain of being bullied does not end when the aggressive act concludes. The psychological effects can be long-lasting. Parents want to help protect their children, but they usually can’t be in […]

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28 June

More and more, parents are hearing about the grave news of bullying in schools. For children who are victims of it, the experience can stick with them for the rest of their life. They may become depressed, anxious, and they may develop confidence issues that follow them into adulthood. Understandably, parents are concerned that their […]

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20 June

Self-discipline isn’t something that comes naturally to most children. No matter how hard you might try as a parent, you’ll find that actually teaching a child this skill requires a great deal of outside intervention. Martial arts have long been considered an excellent tool for helping children learn the confidence and discipline necessary for becoming […]

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07 June

Bullying is a common problem among kids. It’s a constant discussion on the news and is often the subject of public service announcements, but nothing is as effective as martial arts training for both bullies and the kids they dominate. It might sound far fetched, but the inner strength and discipline that martial arts impart […]

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22 March

Bullying has been around for as long as we can remember, and so has martial arts. But is there a connection between the two? We think there is. Bullies often target weaker kids, which can lead to things like sleep loss, a lack of self-confidence, and unfortunately even suicide. But that’s where martial arts can […]

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