Confident kids usually don’t get picked on in the first place. Bullies target the weak.
Bully prevention is a widely discussed topic of concern today, and with good reason. Every week on the news we hear more and more stories about bullying. Many of us have first-hand knowledge of it happening at the local level – in schools or endeavors that our own children are attending and participating in. It can occur right out on the street, the parks, or other areas in your community.
Some adults may be inclined to minimize the issue by saying things like, “Boys will be boys” or, “Kids can be cruel,” but the fact is that when your child experiences bullying, you know what a horrible thing it can be. Bullying is very often accompanied by another layer of threats, with the victimized kid clearly told not to let anyone know about what happened. If they did – they should expect even worse repercussions.
In or out of school, your child’s whole day and life can be impacted by the fearfulness of the ongoing situation. While many institutions have now implemented comprehensive anti-bullying measures to identify and monitor bullying, and have incorporated ways within their professional reach to deal with it, that does not necessarily make it go away. It can still happen. It can still reoccur.
Unfortunately, bullies can be found almost everywhere. We can help your child face them.
Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts Training can Neutralize Bullying
Our Tiger Schulmann’s program gives kids the confidence and skills to protect themselves from bullies.
Children learn the skills they need to stand up for themselves before abuse becomes physical. If your child is terrified to go to school, or reluctant to go out to play with others as a result of being bullied – or if they are afraid by the presence of kids that they know have bullied others – the best thing you can do for them is to get them into our specialized program.
The typical bully is very intuitive and skilled in identifying and deciding who is best for them to target and pick on. They can sense which kids they think will be the most gullible to what they want to do. The kids who become bullies have issues that result in them becoming who they are. It’s good to know what these issues are, because the kids who bully are not necessarily the strongest and the toughest.
What Type of Kid Becomes a Bully?
Psychologists know that there are a number of reasons that cause a child to become a bully. They include, but are not limited to:
- Kids who learn this type of dominating behavior from their own parents or siblings – and imitate the same thing using others as their own target.
- Kids who feel unimportant, unloved, forgotten, and never get sincere attention.
- Kids who lack power to change negative situations – like their own abuse at home, or parents abusing each other in front of them.
- Kids who feel empowered and entitled, ones who are raised getting everything they desire and have learned how to control their parents. They move this assumed ‘power to control’ into bullying other kids as well.
- Kids who lack the ability to ‘understand the feeling of others’. That is the definition of empathy. They lack it.
It is unfortunate that these issues can lead to bullying, and it is important to understand what can cause a kid to bully others.
Bullied kids are often distracted by worries which keep them from enjoying school, learning, having fun, or joining other kids in typical activities. We don’t want them to create an atmosphere where the kid they are bullying ends up in a similar non-social, unengaging, and unhappy place.
You certainly don’t want bullies to distract your child from getting the most from their schooling – and their daily life. The ramifications of being a victim can also extend into their adult life, and shape their self-image in a negative way.
The Tiger Schulmann Successful Solution
We have years of experience in keeping your child from being bullied. Our program is proven to train and teach your child to be able to neutralize any bullying attempts. Ideally, this can often be done in a non-violent way, without getting physical.
Confident kids usually do not get picked on in the first place. They carry themselves in a self-assured way that is very noticeable, and thus have a presence that does not project weakness. Bullies are seeking an easy target, one who they can predetermine will react in a certain, predictable fearful way. Not much different from the way a thief profiles their victim on the street, or an animal seeks prey in the wilds.
Tiger Schulmann’s offers age-appropriate self-defense classes all year long to help your child gain confidence and self-discipline. Our skilled instructors know exactly what your kids need to be proactive against bullying. Martial arts is a mind AND body discipline, and one becomes both mentally and physically sharp.
Bully Shield Events
Tiger Schulmann also sponsors Bully Shield Events in schools, churches, scout programs, and for many other organizations in the community. We are happy to provide you with the specific details of these events, as well as how to go about scheduling one together.
At the Bully Shield Events, topics addressed include:
- What is a Bully?
- The Three Stages of Bullying.
- How to Diffuse a Bullying Situation without a Physical Confrontation.
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We are ready to help. Call us today to schedule a class. You can also fill out the simple form on this page, or click on the ‘Try A Class Now’ button.
There is no reason why your child should be bullied. We are specialists in this area, and we can offer the help that you as parents are seeking.
Even if your kid is not being bullied at the moment, our training will help prevent it from ever happening to them. Bullying is a horrible thing, and we don’t want your children to experience it at all.
Let us be the difference makers!