Help Your Child Stop Bullying
Bullying…has your child been bullied or been accused of being the bully? Unfortunately, this is a problem in almost every school.
Has your child been bullied? These are shy kids that are usually seen as vulnerable, refusing to speak up for themselves and they tend to give in to a pushy or demanding person. These children often don’t have a posse of friends surrounding them all the time.
Teach your child to be strong, speaking up for himself.
Teach that they have worth and it is not okay for others to run over them.
Talk about problems they are having at school.
Brainstorm ways they can skillfully solve them. Act out scenarios, giving your child confidence.
Has your child been accused of being the bully? Bullies depend on the dependency and vulnerability of others, making them feel powerful. They have not been taught to feel the pain and suffering of other kids. Or if they have, it hasn’t sunk in. If this is your child take initiative with them now.
Begin the dialogue of teaching them to express their own feelings.
Pinpoint how to solve anger issues, helping them to find peaceful ways of resolution.
Very Important for ALL Parents:
Teach all children the importance of standing up for others. Report the behavior to a teacher or another adult.
Give your child tools to handle different situations will help prepare them now and as an adult. If you need help in helping your child please contact your school counselor.