“Bullying is an epidemic! Parents need help communicating with their children about bullying because thousands of them wake up everyday afraid to go school." said Jeanne Dexter, "Even the future Princess, Kate Middleton, was bullied in school!"
Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2011
What is a Bullying Talking Jar? Ask Mom, Jeanne Dexter, who with her partner, Paul Schweinler (LMHC) (NCC) (DAPA) and a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, created and developed The Bullying Jar to help parents combat bullying.
As Dexter explains, "Bullying is an epidemic! Parents need help communicating with their children about bullying because thousands of them wake up everyday afraid to go school and they don't want to talk about it. Even Kate Middleton, the future Princess, was not immune to bullying when she went to school. The Bullying Jar we developed will help parents, teachers, and other adults, who don't always realize what's going on, start conversations with their child who may be afraid to speak! And that's important. The Bullying Jar helps children and teens get the help they need to stop the cycle of bullying."
"I learned at a very early age that people could be cruel…As a young child I experienced many of the same traumas that still affect children today. My older brother was bullied in elementary school because he was "CHUBBY" largely due to the medications he was on for asthma. My sister and I came to his defense many times on the baseball field that was our back yard." said Dexter.
With President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama calling for a united effort to combat bullying and a call for more effective communication, The Bullying Jar can play a key role in preventing and stopping bullying by helping to break the barrier of silence between parent and child.
By using The Bullying Jar, with its specially designed, open ended questions, set on colorful cards, this very difficult and sensitive topic can now be discussed between parent and child, allowing them to talk about what concerns them, expressing what they need and building strength and confidence in a non-threatening environment.
"In recent years, bullying has morphed into many other forms including cyber-bullying and with twenty percent of middle-school students admitting to "seriously thinking about attempting suicide" as a result of online bullying, we need tools to enable our children to communicate with their parents or friends before tragedy strikes." said Paul Schweinler.
While schools may have a "no tolerance" policies regarding bullying, bullies also can carry out their activities in often very subtle ways.
"This has to stop. Whether you are a bystander, a parent, a bully, or a family member or friend of one, reach out and help a child, a teen, senior citizen, a co-worker or friend and stop the madness of bullying!" said Dexter.
Schweinler continued, "The victims of this kind of "terrorism" need support and encouragement to tap into their inner core of strength and spirit and seek help as it is needed. The Bullying Jar provides children, teens and adults a safe and effective way to start to communicate."
The Bullying Jar is available at http://www.talkingjars.com.
About The Talking Jar Series: Let's Talk About It!
At first it might sound like something you would find in a favorite children's book, but it actually is one of the most innovative communications tools created to inspire anyone to have more effective communication. The creators of "The Talking Jars" Jeanne Dexter and Paul Schweinler (LMHC) (NCC) (DAPA) and a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, have taken complex topics and created a platform to discuss them in a simple, non-pressured way, giving the opportunity for families, friends and groups to come together and have a better understanding of each others feelings, desires and dreams.
Along with The Bullying Jar, other jars available are The Anger Jar, The Family Jar, The Marriage Jar, The Grief Jar, The Teen Jar and The Talking Jar.
With "The Talking Jar Series" the creators hope to get America talking again "Face to Face"! The Talking Jar Series was developed to enhance communication and encourage face to face talk. The Talking Jars help to build self esteem, by allowing individuals to honestly express their thoughts and feelings, while learning to listen to others, all in a fun and non-threatening environment.
Extensively field tested in family, school and clinical settings, The Talking Jar Series will help: Bring families together, Teach listening skills, Improve communications, Help heal emotional hurts, Help restore broken relationships Open, broaden and deepen communication, Build group and team relations.
You'll learn things about yourself and others you never knew before! Go to http://www.talkingjars.com for more information.