National expert on bullying to speak at free Granby event on Aug. 25 |

National expert on bullying to speak at free Granby event on Aug. 25

An expert on bullying among youngsters from pre-school to high school is scheduled to hold a free community-wide presentation on the subject in Granby.Barbara Coloroso is an international bestselling author, who for the past 38 years has become an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, bullying, grieving, nonviolent conflict resolution and restorative justice. She has appeared on Oprah, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and NPR and has been featured in the New York Times, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and other national and international publications. Her uniquely effective parenting and teaching strategies were developed through her years of training in sociology, special education, and philosophy, as well as field-tested through her experiences as a classroom teacher, laboratory school instructor, university instructor, seminar leader, volunteer in Rwanda, and mother of three grown children.Discussing her new book, “The bully, the bullied, and the bystander,” Coloroso gives parents, caregivers, educators, students the tools to break the cycle of violence.The seminar will focus on the definition of bullying, the ways of bullying, the differences between several types of bullying, steps to take if your child is a bully, the “bystanders” or enablers of bullies, and how to help break the cycle.The event is sponsored by the East Grand School District, the Grand Foundation, Colorado West Mental Health, Grand County Social Services, Eternal Hills Counseling Center and the Granby Police Department.Coloroso is the author of four international bestsellers: “Kids are worth it! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline”; “Parenting Through Crisis-Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief and Change”; “The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander-From Pre-School to High School,” “How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence”; and “Just Because It’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right-From Toddlers to Teens, Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically.” She also has two video programs “Winning at Parenting…without beating your kids” and “Winning at Teaching…without beating your kids.”

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