I read the story "Amour and the Red Dragon" to the students at my elementary school where I work as a school counselor. I wrote this story to introduce the school counselor word of the month character words "love and kindness" during my guidance lessons.
The story is about one of my little Warm Fuzzy Friends named "Amour". As you may know, "amour" means "love" in French. This little Warm Fuzzy Friend is pink in honor of love and also because I teach this guidance lesson around Valentine's Day.
The Red Dragon is named "Flame". Of course he is red (Valentine's Day too!) and he is also very angry. He bullies a village with his fire breath. "Amour" shows the village that love and kindness can stop the bully dragon.
You can find this story on the link below. It is a great story to read to kids of all ages. Parents and teachers may also like to read this story to their children.
After reading the story, I have my students practice the "bullying prevention coping skill" that goes hand in hand with the character words of the month, "love and kindness".
We role play during guidance lessons and also on the morning announcements. I tell the students to look the person sitting next to them in the eye and practice the "monthly bullying prevention coping skill".
Students are also reminded to use their emotionally intelligence and positive pro-active body language. At my school we practice these skills quite a bit.
Try this emotionally intelligent bullying prevention coping skill today! Adults can also use this in the workplace, at home, or whenever the need for bullying prevention arises.
Love and Kindness Bullying Prevention Coping Skill Tip:
1. Stand or sit up straight.
2. Look the bully, or mean teaser, in the eye.
3. Tell them in a firm (don't yell or shout) voice, "Just be nice!"
4. Don't say anything else (Even if they start talking to you). Then just calmly walk away and get busy doing something else.
5. If the bully, or mean teaser continues, try this tip a few more times.
*Note: Always follow the safety tips about bullying prevention. If you are being hurt or threatened, or someone else is, tell a trusted adult immediately! If that adult does not listen, keep telling until someone does something to help you!
For More Ideas on Bullying Prevention Coping Skill Tips and Techniques Check out the Link Below:See all the Bullying Prevention Coping Skills Here
Disclaimer: This website and its content is intended for trained licensed mental health professionals and school certified mental health professionals to use for their clients / students at their own discretion.
*If you ignore the disclaimer above are using these techniques on yourself and you feel any discomfort or upset it is highly suggested that you seek out a licensed mental health professional immediately.
For any other type of mental health emergency call your local 911 / Police Number immediately.
Dr. Stangline does not offer advice / suggestions to anyone who is not a professional mental health provider, or a student who is studying this field and has questions about mental health programs of study.
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