Programs encouraging friendship and exercise can drastically reduce bullying among children and teens.
Every day, thousands of children and teens all over the country and the world are bullied by their peers. These victims — who have been judged to have some weakness, perceived as somehow abnormal or lacking, or who are just a tiny bit different — are vulnerable to not only day-to-day torment but life-changing and decades-long repercussions. Some of the known repercussions include a weakened immune system, digestive disorders, low self-esteem and problems with depression or anxiety.
How can the library help?
I hope this blog post has encouraged you to offer more programs focusing on physical literacy in your library. For program suggestions or questions please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.yogainthelibrary.com for yoga and meditation programming ideas.