Like many others before me, I experienced bullying in my high school years. For many years after the bullying occurred I suffered from low self-worth and feelings of not being good enough!
This continued on when I became a Mother and these feelings were exacerbated as I then had my innocent children looking at me for guidance. How could I guide these children the way they deserved if I myself was struggling with these feelings of inferiority?
After a few years of trying to get better and be okay as a Mum, I decided enough was enough. I needed to break the cycle that this school bullying had set up for me many years ago.
Hence I went on my self-discovery journey using Kinesiology. Through this journey I was able to understand and address those underlying emotions that were keeping the bullying alive and real in my current life, like the low self-worth and feelings of not being good enough. Once I was able to improve myself on the inside, I was then able to once and for all let go of the bullying experience and all that resulted from it!
As a result of this experience I have become passionate to help other Mums let go of their own bullying experiences and to help prevent bullying in our children.
No child, or adult, should ever need to experience bullying on any level. Bullying is something that is preventable!
Here are 3 ways to prevent bullying for your child:
1. Deal with your personal issues: it is important to get Mum feeling confident and in control of her life first, which will then flow down to her children.
2. Create empathy: model and teach your children to be empathetic and how to recognize emotions that are being experienced by those around them.
3. Communication: keep the lines of communication open with your children, so they are comfortable with talking to you about what is really going on at school and on social media.
It starts in the home environment and it is never too late to start! It is even more important these days to help our children with bullying as it has become easier for children to bully others through the faceless social media.
To find out more on how to help prevent bullying in your child, contact Debbie for a free tip sheet calledThe 3 Ways to Prevent Bullying for Your Child.