Verbal Karate and Conflict Resolution
How to deal with difficult people, bullies and friendship drama
More than one out of every four students (27.8) report being bullied during the school year (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015).
“You’re not my friend anymore!” “You’re a baby!” “You can’t play in our game because you’re not good!” These are the common “mean behaviors” or bullying behaviors most elementary school age children deal with on a daily basis; even from a friend.
HOW TO BULLY-PROOF YOUR CHILD
Bullying or any mean behavior, comes in two forms; relational & physical. Relational behaviors are more common and include; teasing, name calling, picking on, laughing at, excluding, bossiness, manipulation, and gossip. Many of these behaviors are seen in situations involving “friendship drama.” Physical aggression involves pushing, hitting, stealing from, cutting in line, biting etc. Like any lesson, verbal defense can be reinforced through parent-child communication and role playing.
Definition of Bullying: http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/definition/index.html
This Course will teach you how to "Role-play" the proper responses with your children when confronted with mean comments and physical aggressiveness.
You will receive:
- Work sheet for you and your child to complete as you work through the video tutorials.
- Tutorial videos demonstrating the proper responses to various kinds of mean-behaviors, friendship drama and how to resolve conflict.
- Review sheets with additional resources and recommended books.
- 15 minute Zoom call ( can also be a group/troop conference) with a Certified and Licensed instructor to: coach your child, or a group/troop, or to answer questions.
- Certificate of completion for your child or a "patch" for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls, YMCA Guides and Indian Princesses.
Plus you will learn:
1. What bullying is; not all mean behavior is bullying behavior.
2. How to teach your child to look confident, not sassy. Body language is 93% of communication.
3. How to help your child replace "sassiness" with powerful responses.
4.Setting boundaries with inappropriate and/or aggressive people.
5. Coaching your child to deal with excluding and Yo-Yo friends
6. How to be a W.I.N.N.E.R. with our six "Power Protector" strategies.
7. Why they should think like a Chihuahua if it gets physical.
8. Reporting vs. tattle-telling. When parents should get involved and how.
Jennifer- Girl Scout Mom
"Wow! This course exceeded my expectations! I loved taking the course with my child online, as I learned how to coach my child through friendship drama! Thank you for the great Zoom meeting, it was amazing how you could keep the group engaged! "
- Selena, Mom and Teacher
"What an amazing job you are doing with the girls ️! I loved every minute of it."
In 2003 Tracie Arlington, a mother of two and a black belt in Taekwondo realized there was a need for self defense training for women and children that were not in the martial arts. So PlayItSafeDefense was born!
Tracie is a strong advocate of child safety and self defense training. As a child empowerment coach, Tracie has been called the "Kid Whisperer." Her specialty is friendship drama and conflict resolution.
She has been teaching self defense since 1998, and is a certified national instructor for the Women’s Self Defense Institute.Tracie has taught hundreds of thousands of children, teens and women through Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, teen groups, colleges, high schools, local businesses, school assemblies and after-school programs. She has been a guest on Dr. Phil, The DOCTORS TV, and the Dr. Phil in the Blanks podcast. Play It Defense is looking for Licensees outside of San Diego County: https://www.playitsafedefense.com/licensees/
StartBullying vs. Mean Behaviors (3:00)
StartSassiness looks like Anger (3:22)
StartKeeping Your Power with Boundaries & Confidence (2:55)
StartFriendship Drama (3:16)
StartHow to respond to excluding (3:40)
StartPower Protectors-Verbal Strategies (7:11)
StartWhat Parents can do (1:33)
StartParent Review Sheet & Resources