Parents: Is your child being bullied?
3rd of 3 Articles on Bullying Originally published in the Advisor
Last article focused on the reactions. The 1st two reviewed were Fight and Flight. These are the reactions a bully would most expect; these are often reactions that re-enforce that bullying is fun.
Then we reviewed “Right”, a response, rather than reaction that would make the bully uncomfortable.
The skills mentioned included:
So there you have it. No, it is not perfect. It is however what children have told us, year after year, speaks to them, and what they believe works. Teach your children what to say and do if bullied, with the same care and intensity you would teach them to “swim”. With lessons and practice there is a strong chance that should they “fall in the river” they will swim safely to shore.
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