This explosive and all-too common oath is often a precursor to one of the most difficult challenges a parent will face during their child's school years.
But despite the passion of the statement, how many parents will be able to fully understand the reason behind it? How often will the explanation be limited to a sullen "the other kids pick on me", and how many parents will be at a loss as to how to provide comfort to their children?
The latter years of primary school are a time of great exploration and discovery for children. They begin to examine their relationships - good and bad - with their family, friends and peers. Bullying is a common problem in schoolyards; it can seriously damage a child's self-esteem and confidence. This damage can last for the duration of a child's school years and well into their adult life.
Building self-esteem and confidence is the solution to this challenge...
The Adventure Plus program addresses the issues of self-esteem and social development at the most critical stage - during a child's middle school years. The program allows children in years five and six to discover a greater sense of self-worth and resilience, whilst improving their communication and problem-solving skills. By addressing these issues in the years before high school the children become empowered and more able to effectively deal with the challenges they will face in high school and beyond.
The program is authorised under the Performances for Schools program and managed by the Department of Education and Training and has been designed by an expert advisory panel.
The Adventure Plus program is a series of structured classroom activities that develop fundamental social and personal skills that help them prepare for the challenges of secondary education and beyond. The children come out of the program with more confidence and a greater sense of self-worth.
So if you want to secure your child's future and help them avoid the pitfalls of growing up, contact your school today about the Adventure Plus Positive Youth Development Program.