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Guide for Parents of Bullied Children: Bullying is Not a Game

Local Authors Shine a Light on Bullying in New Guide for Parents
Niagara Falls, ON: Imagine what it must be like to be the parent of a bullied child, to feel helpless after calling the school countless times to complain about the bullying behaviour, only to be told it has been taken care of. Imagine the hours that might be spent seeking out resources in the school or in the community to help a traumatized child recover from repeated incidents of bullying. How can concerned parents ensure that their child will be safe at school, maintain a balanced home life, and navigate the system to secure timely and appropriate support services for their child? Laurie Flasko’s daughter, Amanda was bullied through her final year of elementary school and into high school. The bullying was so severe that Amanda became ill, suicidal, and developed post-traumatic stress disorder. Bullying is Not a Game: A Parents’ Survival Guide details the Flasko family’s journey as…