Four year old boys, backyard bathrooms and bullying


As long time readers of this newsletter know I have four sons at home — five year old Junior, four year old Steve, three year old Danny and nine month old Josiah. I like to share stories about them that illustrate important bullying lessons.

We live in a rural area. Our “backyard” is about 2 acres. And as you know if you’ve ever had young boys, that often means they don’t go inside the house to, well, pee. This can often lead to hilarious results. A year ago Junior was visiting me in my home office (a converted roadside garage about 100 fee from my house). Junior says to me, “Daddy, I have to pee. Can I pee outside?” 

I say, “Sure, son.”

I looked up expecting him to walk behind the building, deep into the yard.


He opens the door, unzips while facing the road and… does his business.  He then zips up and keeps on being a happy four year old boy. 

At the moment in my life I had an important lesson reinforced:

“Be as specific as you can when giving instructions to young children.”  

That’s true with backyard bathroom practice and it’s important with bullying prevention.

Too many bullying assemblies give kids platitudes and instead of concrete, action-based instruction! With our Four S.T.A. R. Steps™ and our nearly five pounds of support curriculum, your children will clearly, comprehensively and easily know what to do when they encounter bullying.

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Until Next Time – Stay Bully-Free! 

Chris Dixon 1-800-732-7469 

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