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Daughter-sharing-text-message-with-dad.jpgResearch has shown that healthy relationships between parents and children can lead to better outcomes for children throughout their lives. These positive parent-child relationships can help decrease the negative effects of bullying, such as helping children build more positive relationships with peers, be more engaged at school, have higher self-esteem, and be less likely to bully others.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designed a free, online resource for parents on essentials for parenting toddlers and preschoolers to build healthier parent-child relationships. The purpose of the resource is to provide information on how parents can build healthier relationships through the use of videos and activities. Some of the features of the website include: assisting parents to create healthy structure and rules for their children, using appropriate consequences for their children, how to effectively communicate with their child, and how to use time-outs. Here is the link to the website: www.cdc.gov/parents/essentials

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Smith Escleto

4/18/2015 10:01 PM
I agree how important it is to build relationship at home so kids can maintain similar positive environment at school and other places. Kids who do not have a good relation at home with parents do often tend to to separate at school which could lead to further bullying.