Tips from Aija May­rock’s book ‘The Sur­vival Guide to Bul­ly­ing’

Palm Beach Daily News - - TODAY -

Re­peat this three times a day: There is noth­ing wrong with me.

Find some­one you trust and feel good around. Tell him or her what is go­ing on with you and see what ad­vice is of­fered.

Do one thing that you love ev­ery sin­gle day.

De­velop “bat­tle plans” for avoid­ing bul­lies.

Don’t bully your­self. Be proud of your­self.

Find some­thing you’re in­ter­ested in and be­come a pro at it.

When you feel lonely, re­mind your­self that this is tem­po­rary.

Ex­pand your so­cial hori­zons by ex­plor­ing new places where kids your age hang out, such cof­fee shops, malls or com­mu­nity clubs.

Talk to a friend, fam­ily mem­ber or some­one you care about for a half hour ev­ery day about what­ever you want.

If you’re be­ing bul­lied on so­cial me­dia, try go­ing dark for a few months. Delete your ac­counts on web­sites that may lead to bad sit­u­a­tions.

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