Bullying can destroy the very spirit of your child.
Empower your child, give them the gift of self-confidenceand the strength to stand up to the bully!
How does martial arts help?
Kung Fu is a discipline and a sport. The practice has many benefits for people of all ages including children. The practice combines benefits spanning physical, social and mental attributes of our lives, so much that a child can essentially gain a stronger understanding of all three. The martial arts can help children mentally and physically prepare themselves for adulthood and gain a significant amount of confidence along the way.
·Martial arts encompass life skills;
·Confidence and personal security
·Self-esteemHaving respect for others
·Gross motor skills development
·Fitness Activity and health conscientious
The martial arts also help children strengthen their learning abilities. The practice provides them with a significant amount of disciplinary learning techniques that teach them goal setting skills, concentration and physical fitness.
Bullying can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use/abuse, and suicide.
It is important to talk to kids to determine whether bullying—or something else—is a concern. Even more important we need to empower them to stop the bullying! Kids who are bullied can experience negative physical, school, and mental health issues.
Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience;
· Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy.
·A very small number of bullied children might retaliate through extremely violent measures. In 12 of 15 school shooting cases in the 1990s, the shooters had a history of being bullied.
· Health complaints
· Decreased academic achievement—GPA and standardized test scores— and school participation.
·They are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school.
·These issues may persist into adulthood.
Kids who bully others can also engage in violent and other risky behaviors into adulthood.
Kids who bully are more likely to;
· Abuse alcohol and other drugs in adolescence and as adults
· Get into fights, vandalize property, and drop out of school
· Engage in early sexual activity
· Have criminal convictions and traffic citations as adults
· Be abusive toward their romantic partners, spouses, or children as adults bystanders
Kids who witness bullying are more likely to;
· Have increased use of tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs
· Have increased mental health problems, including depression and anxiety
· Miss or skip school
The Relationship between Bullying and Suicide
Media reports often link bullying with suicide. However, most youth who are bullied do not have thoughts of suicide or engage in suicidal behaviors. Although kids who are bullied are at risk of suicide, bullying alone is not the cause. Many issues contribute to suicide risk, including depression, problems at home, and trauma history. This risk can be increased further when these kids are not supported by parents, peers, and schools. Bullying can make an unsupportive situation worse.