October 17, 2017

Stop Bullying Now

We know that bullying is as major problem today. Part of the problem is that there are so many more avenues in which a child can be bullied. Cyber bullying is a big one. In fact, this has drawn so much attention that the government has developed a Stop Bullying Now website.

As parents, it can be baffling how to handle this. I found this great article that gives 9 tips on ways for parents to work with their children on bullying.

Stop Bullying Now

Stop Bullying Now3. Don’t retaliate against the bully or his family. As tempting as it might be to take matters into your own hands and retaliate against the bully or his family, don’t do it. This is where you have to set some examples for your child on how to problem solve. It’s very difficult to hear that your child is being threatened; of course you want to immediately stop the hurt. But remember, retaliating won’t help your child solve the problem or feel better about himself. Instead, take a deep breath and think about what you can do to help your child handle what he’s facing.

4. Coach your child on how to react: Bullies tend to pick on people who they can get a reaction from; they choose kids who get upset and who take the teasing to heart. They also look for kids who won’t stand up for themselves, or who they can overpower. It’s important to teach your child how to react. We coached our son on how to avoid bullies at school and who to go to if he felt unsafe. We also did role plays together where we practiced not reacting to what the bullies said. Another part of what we did was set it up so that our son had some control over what was going on. He couldn’t stop the bullying right away, but he could get himself away from it and he could find someone to talk to about it. Read more

Here are a couple recent tweets I found about how to stop bullying now.

 

 

If your kids are more the watching and learning type trying a video like the one below could be a good idea to stop bullying now too.

This video gives you the opportunity to talk to your child about how this makes them feel when they watch it and also do some role playing so they can stop bullying fast. This is empowers your kiddo right from the start.

Do not let your child go another day being bullied. To stop bullying now and many other parenting situations, click here now to get what you need to get started.

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Julie is an awesome parent (along with her husband Matt) to five adopted kiddos and the owner of the Parenting Allies website.

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  1. Thank you for mentionning our tweet. This matter is so dear to us. Unfortunately our son was bullied. At first, we were so angry against the bully that we wanted to retaliate against him. Fortunately enough we did not do it. We took other actions that helped. Thank you for raising awareness.

  2. I feel sad when I heard a child complaining that he or she does not want to go to school because of bullying. Maybe we should prepare our kids early on this kind of situation so that they know very well how to handle this when this episode come to them.
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  3. I am confused by this article – it mentions 9 tip but there are only two things listed, #3 and 4. The link goes nowhere. I want to read it! Thanks.

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