Maggies Mentions

Don’t Be Bullied – Learn to Be Bully-Proof

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ID-100103332“Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”…

This famous nursery rhyme from The Christian Recorder, March 1862 tells a person to walk away from the bully, don’t listen to their words they do not apply to you. The bully is the one with the problem. When the words “but words will never hurt me” turns into “sticks and stones may break my bones” the line has been crossed from emotional hurt to violence and that is what happened to 14 year old Austin.

I came across this incredible video from the Gracie Bullyproof Program who helped Austin in September 2012. Austin was blindsided and beaten badly by a bully at school. Even though Austin physically healed from the beating, he was in a bad place emotionally, living in fear. In this video you will see how the Gracie Academy transformed his life in 1 week through the art of Jiu Jitsu. This transformation taught him how to defend himself, gave him confidence and so much more.

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Have you, your child, a friend or another family member been or are going through being bullied? This may be helpful for you.

Learn more about the Gracie Academy

See the statistics for bullying for 2014

Photo Courtesy of Ambro

This is not a paid endorsement for the Gracie Bullyproof Program


Author: Maggies Mentions

Mom of two who loves crafts, DIY, gardening and cooking. Finding ways to make life a bit easier and stress free to share and hopefully help someone else have a good day.

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