Monday, January 24, 2011

Bully-proofing Lecture Tonight At Villa Academy

Tonight from 7-9pm, Villa Academy is hosting another parenting lecture called "Bully-proofing Your Child Ages 5-12 years."

The information says:

Discover the skills to help your child make friends and handle bullying when the teacher isn't looking during recess or transitions.

Susan Fox is a pediatric neurodevelopmental therapist, author and director of The Pediatric Therapy Clinic with twenty years of experience helping parents. She has written several books as well as taught numerous workshops on child development and is currently holding classes at the Microsoft campus. She also lectures regularly and provides consultation and training to early childhood educators and therapists.

Katie, with Villa Academy told us that the talk Monday night will focus on parenting skills designed to help children make
friends and handle bullying when a teacher isn’t around.

This event coincides with the eighth annual “No Name-Calling Week” this week, full of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities.

Villa Middle School teacher Amy Calomeni plans to use resources from the No Name-Calling Week website to address the issue of bullying with her 7th grade Advisory class. This includes involving students in the development of an anti-slur policy for the classroom.

For more information contact Katie McPhail at (425) 301-2313 or by email at

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