If you’ve ever played the game Chinese Whispers, you’ll know that what starts out as a story is changed by being passed around in a whisper. Each time the story is repeated it differs slightly from the original so that the final version can be utter nonsense. When this comes to gossip amongst friends, what starts out as innocent story telling can sometimes become a lot more serious.
Here’s what you’ll hear this episode:
- Why talking about other people is unhealthy
- Why you should make your own decisions about other people and not listen to gossip
- How gossip turns to bullying
- How bullies stay powerful and what to do when you’re being bullied
- What you can do to stop gossip in its tracks
Helpful Smiley Stuff
Over on the blog, parents might like to read ‘Friend or Foe? Does Your Child Pick Friends Who Bully Them?’
Catch the free parents’ training ‘How to Safeguard Your Child Against Frenemies, Tricky People and Meanies’.
You can download a replay of the Energy Pod classes on SENSITIVITY and BEING ALONE here.
Safeguard your child against these types of situations and help them learn to speak up for themselves with my new online course ‘Be Your Own Best Friend’. This will teach your child how to stand up for themselves, set boundaries and discover the friendships which are a good match for them. Imagine that – no more fake friends. The course is coming soon. It’s by application only, so click here to find out more and sign up.
Come & meet Smiley every week in The Energy Pod so you can learn to be with your uncomfortable feelings and talk about them. I promise you will feel so much better to get that stuff off your chest.
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