No baby is born a bully, in fact bullies have learned their behavior through situations they have found themselves in. A "Bully" will only bully as long as they are allowed to be a bully. Without a clear understanding of why bullying is wrong and the consequences of being a bully, a child's bullying will only escalate. Bullying is not just a middle school or high school problem. Believe it or not, by fourth grade many bullies are created and on their way to making life miserable for not only others but for themselves too! Take a hard look at your own home. Children often pattern behavior after the adults in their lives. Do you use threats and intimidation to get the results or behavior you want out of your children? Communication is the key to any conflict resolution whether it is on the playground or in the workforce. Children from a very young age can learn the importance of kindness, sharing and respect. These three concepts are the building blocks on which we teach our children to co-exist with whomever they may encounter. At Sock Monkey Nation http://www.sockmonkeynation.com we promote daily SAK's, (pronounce sacks) these are Sincere Acts of Kindness. Each day your child has the unique opportunity of bringing a smile to another individual through their words and deeds. By fostering compassion and kindness, the world can be bully free, one word, one smile and one SAK at a time! Place your child in a circle of kindness and they will learn to place others there too!