All the Rage is a 5 session adult discussion circle designed to educate parents/adults about relational aggression (bullying). Relational Aggression is aggression expressed relationally. It can create a hostile social environment in school settings, affecting children’s ability to learn and grow. Both boys and girls engage in engage in aggression, but most girls
express aggression relationally.
• Use relationships to inflict harm
• Manipulate relationships with their peers.
• Injure others’ feelings of social acceptance
All the Rage is a complement to the Voices program by providing parents with the coaching tools and resources to support their child’s social and emotional development.
How does it work?
• Defining RA and understanding the language of RA
• The three roles in RA: the aggressor, the kid in the middle
and the victim
What’s the big deal?
• The seriousness and potential consequences of RA.
• Recognizing the danger signs.
How can we help?
• Filtering the media impact on children’s thoughts and behaviour
• Developing skills to empower the victim and the kid in the middle
to diffuse RA situations
What’s our job?
• To consider the connection of a healthy home/school
environment to strong interpersonal relationships
and good decision-making
• To consider various parenting styles and their impact on children.
One of the most common grievances I heard from girls was: We remember everything. We never forget." One girl explained why: "Boys duke it out. Girls they don't finish (the fight).
It grows bigger."
(Odd Girl Out; Rachel Simmons)
Students need to feel that adults care about them as individuals as well as about their academic achievement."
(Resnick MD, Bearman PS, Blum RW. Findings from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health and Development 2002)
Programmed by culture to place the esteem of others first, a girl can be so desperate for the approval of others she enters relationships where she is manipulated and controlled by others. Fear of rejection becomes overwhelming; 'popularity' is the ultimate goal."
(Girl Wars; Cheryl Dellagasa, Charise Nixon)
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