As a parent, I’ve seen my child on the receiving end of both physical and cyber-bullying. Nobody likes to see their child upset, but when it’s the result of something another child has done, it can be very hard to determine the correct actions to take. Bullying can have such an impact on their emotional and physical health, but many parents don’t know when to step in and what to do. That’s why we’ve set up the fourth installment in our online series, Emotional Smarts: Conversations on Parenting, to focus on ways to help parents bullyproof their child – in school and online.

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, GreatSchools and Social Moms have invited two of the country’s most informed experts to understand what parents can really do to prevent (and stop) bullying in their own child’s life.

Join Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones, and Maurice Elias, author of Emotionally Intelligent Parenting in conversation with GreatSchools’ executive editor Carol Lloyd to explore the myths, tips and best practices around bullying that every parent should know. Then jump in with your questions – for a discussion on how to bullyproof your child.

When & Where:

  • Wednesday, October 29
  • 11-11:30 AM PST (2:00-2:30 pm EST)
  • Click here for more info and to RSVP today.

How does our Google+ Hangout work?

In this unique forum, you’re invited to join the video conversation by contributing advance and real-time questions and comments via the Google+ Hangout page or via Twitter using the hashtag #emotionalsmarts. If you can’t make the live event, no problem, you can watch it later on GreatSchools or SocialMoms.

About our Emotional Smarts series

GreatSchools, SocialMoms, and social emotional learning consultant Jessica Berlinski created the Emotional Smarts series of Google+ Hangouts to bring together some of the most insightful voices in parenting, education, and other fields to talk about developing emotional intelligence in our kids – and ourselves. Our past hangouts have included a chat about dealing with anger in the family with America’s Supernanny Deborah Tillman and Marc Brackett from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, a discussion of the benefits of letting kids fail with former NBA star Adonal Foyle and NBC parenting expert Michele Borba, and inspirational ideas for a happy school year with family happiness gurus and authors Christine Carter and Bruce Feiler. For each hangout, we pair experts with divergent views to explore a common parenting theme and offer practical wisdom and tactical advice.

In advance of the event, SocialMoms is having a giveaway! Just comment on the article about why bullyproofing your child is an important topic. Then use the Rafflecopter widget for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

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