This Is An Honest Question That You Must Be Willing To Ask Yourself?
Bullying is a very serious discussion when you talk about parenting.
I am always surprised how most parents would never consider that their child bullies others. If this comes your way, please don’t just dismiss it, and think “My kid would never do that.”
We all must first find out the truth, and deal with it.
On the other side of the coin, we need to be very aware if your child is the one being bullied.
We can not overlook either side of this coin. It is too important.
There needs to be many conversations with our kids on this subject. I would also like to add that if your child is the bully there needs to be a huge consequence along with a huge conversation about empathy for others, and how we treat people, and we do not tolerate this type of behavior in our family. We are teaching our kids life lessons here.
If your child is the one being bullied, please take this very seriously. It is dangerous, and can really beat down a child’s self-esteem. It can be so harmful. As a parent it is your role to protect your child. You need to absolutely go to bat for your child. It is your job. Do not be weak in this area? Stand up for your child. Have many conversations with your kids about bullying. If someone is saying mean things to your kids then you need to find out if it is sinking into your child’s truth about themselves. That is where the danger comes in. When they take on the bullying as their truth that is a dangerous thing.
Everyone has dealt with a bully in their life. It is what they do about it that makes all of the difference. If the child can stand up for themselves the bully will usually back down. Adults need to stand and protect the children. They don’t always know how to help themselves.
Be the leader of your child.