Monday, December 5, 2011

BullyProof Your Kid

A recent data shows that one out of 4 children is a victim of bullying. So, what can you do to protect your kid from bullies?

The more you check on your kids often you'll be more likely to spot a bullying problem early. If your kid is a victim, don't overreact. The more calm you react to it, the more your kid would share you the scary things.
Talk to your kid's teachers, or principal, not the bully's parents. Remember, your intention is to create a safe environment, not to prove that your kid is right.

A confident, self-assured kid will be avoided by bullies because they won't get the scared reaction they want. Urge your kid to ask a teacher for support. Bullies will quickly realize that this type of kid is too much trouble to bother with.

One of the most common cause of bullying is turmoil at home, especially if parents are going through divorce, or had divorce. This causes their kids to stop talking to them about how they feel because they are scared to upset them even more. Instead, they lash out at other kids.
Although you can't prevent tough times from happening, make sure your kid's emotions can be expressed out in the open through your guidance.

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