FRIENDS for life!!

FRIENDS for Life is a program being introduced into the schools.  I had the fantastic opportunity to be trained in this with my cooperating teacher during internship.  It teaches children how to recognize their feelings and how to positively deal with them.  I think this is a great tool to help in the issue of bullying.  By teaching children to recognize the physical and emotional reactions we have to being bullied, they can recognize what they are feeling, if they are being bullied, and it is also a way of getting bullies or potential bullies to identify with these feelings, and hopefully deter them from following through with these actions.  It gives the students coping skills, that I wouldn’t have known myself, to positively deal with negative feelings.

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