Finding out your child has been bullied can leave you concerned and uncertain. Usually you don’t learn that your child has been bullied until it has escalated out of control. Too frequently, a child’s friend is so alarmed by an emotional (and possibly suicidal) social media post that they notify the parent of the child […]
How do you talk to the school when your child is being bullied?
When you find out your child has been bullied, you want to take action. But talking to the school can be hard. Even so, it’s important to make sure that, as a parent, you meet with the principal right away. You need to make sure that the bully or bullies are attending the same school […]
Protect Your Child from Political Bullying
We’re living in a time of an ever-increasing bullying epidemic. While bullying has always been present, the use of social media and more public awareness has made it more prevalent today. The recent presidential campaigns and election have further intensified our current state of bullying prevalence. While people of all ages have been affected, the […]
Should You Home School Your Child Who Is Being Bullied?
Many parents have children who are being bullied and wonder whether their child would be safer at home than in school. It is so hard to know how best to keep your child safe. It’s important to know that there is no right or wrong answer about whether to keep your child in school or […]
6 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied
Children who are bullied may display warning signs before they tell you or another adult. If you notice that your child hasn’t been acting like him or herself, seems unhappy or displays any of the warning signs, the first thing you should do is try talking to him or her. Or, have your child speak to […]
How to Talk to Your Child After Bullying
When your child has been bullied, you can feel lost. What do you do? Your child might not want to talk about it or may have trouble expressing any emotions. And you have your own feelings about the situation. You may have questions or want to get right to planning. It can be hard to […]
Is This Really Bullying?
Today we hear the word “bullying” a lot. Kids will say that someone is “bullying them,” but what does bullying really mean? What does it really look like when a child is being bullied? Let’s start with what bullying is not. Bullying is not a confrontation or conflict between two peers. It isn’t a verbal […]