The Verbal Judo Institute Issues a Warning on the Detrimental Effects of Bullying
Dr. George Thompson, founder of the Verbal Judo Institute, warned parents, caregivers and teachers again about the detrimental effect that chronic bullying in school can have on a child's development.
"To truly thrive, an individual must develop high self esteem and self-worth," Thompson said.
Low self-esteem is a serious and often long-term consequence of chronic bullying. It is also often a trigger for the bully's behavior. Low self esteem can lead to poor social skills development and a lack of enthusiasm for school.
Watch for warning signs that your child is being bullied.
They can include:
- A fear or lack of desire to attend school
- Coming home with missing items or torn clothing
- Physical signs, such as complaints of headaches or stomach aches
- Having difficulty sleeping
- A sudden unwillingness to take part in extra curricular activities.
About Verbal Judo
The Verbal Judo Institute, founded by Dr. George Thompson in 1983, trains people in all walks of life on conflict resolution via the tactical use of words rather than force. Four books have been written on Verbal Judo and over 700,000 law enforcement professionals have been trained on its methods. Visit www.verbaljudo.com.