October is National Anti-bullying Awareness Month


A boy shoves another boy into a locker.
(Photo: iStockphoto)

Adapted from bullyingcanada.ca; thebullyproject.com;
and The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Bullying happens when a person or people
hurt or scare another person,
again and again.

Bullying is wrong.
Bullies want to make a person feel small and powerless.

Here are four examples of bullying:

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The youngest teachers in B.C.

Roots of Empathy

Photo: Roots of Empathy Program
A student learns from a ‘Tiny Teacher’ in the Roots of Empathy Program

Information adapted from Roots of Empathy Program
by Nancy Carson
Level 3

Roots of Empathy (ROE)  is a school program.
It educates the mind and the heart.
The program is for children from Kindergarten to Grade Eight.
ROE is about “emotional literacy”.  It teaches important life skills.

Read the PDF. Try the exercise.

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A boy washing dishes

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
Level 2
November 2010

Chores are small jobs around the house,
such as washing dishes and doing laundry.
Chores are part of family life.
Studies show that doing chores
helps children to become
more successful adults.

Read the PDF.
Try the Exercise.

What parents can do:

Show children how to do a chore.  Later, they can do it without your help.

Show children how to do a chore.  Later, they can do it without your help.

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