If your child has just endured a school-year filled with torment at the hands of a bully, there is a good chance his reputation has been damaged. As a result, your child may not be getting as many invitations to events, outing, just hanging out, etc.
My co-author and I have been through that with our children. It is heartbreaking to watch your child be alone and sad during the carefree months of summer. The good news: your child can still have fun and build new relationships.
Parents that have been through this have shared many great ideas to provide a new social scene for bullied children during the summer:
-join a park district group that meets regularly that will introduce them to other children from other schools
- join a regional theatre group
-join a park district or regional swimming team
-join a YMCA sports or arts group
-Sign up for classes at Community centers
-Sign up for a volunteer group that meets regularly
-Join a church group
-Send them to sleep away camp or a day camp in a neighboring town
-Explore offerings from local community colleges for school age kids in summer
-Take musical, arts or sports lesson
-Start an outings group of new children and parents that meet in local spots
-Go to amusement parks, museums, events etc. regularly
Your child can still have social interactions, it is just a matter of finding new outlets for him.
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