Talk this Way

  • I thank them and make a joke. If I'm funny it lets them know they can't hurt me and the bullying usually stops.

  • Powerful Reminders
    A motto is a positive saying that reminds you of who you are and what you are about. When you repeat your motto to yourself, negative feelings fade away. It doesn't matter what anyone says about you, because you know better. These tokens will remind you of your motto when you need it most.

    • Beads of bravery. Make a bracelet or key chain out of beads that spell out the first letter of each word in your motto. If your motto is "I'm strong, smart and totally amazing," string beads with the letters I, S, S, T and A. Wear the bracelet or tuck it into your pocket. When you feel the wave of sadness that comes with being bullied, think of the motto and touch the beads to give yourself courage and confidence.


    • Solid as a rock. Use a permanent marker to write the initials of your motto on a small, smooth rock. Carry the rock with you throughout the day.


    • Daily doodles. Write the initials of your motto on your notebook cover, on a postcard that you stick in your locker or on a scrap of paper that you tuck in your pocket.

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