Bullying is a serious issue in many schools across the country. It can be devastating for a young person. Many of the comments made towards them can stay with them for a lifetime. That’s why it’s so important that your child stand up for themselves against the bully.
Here are some things your child/teen can do:
1. Ignore it- This works but not always. Try it for three days and if the bullying persists, try something else.
2. Speak up- in an assertive not antagonistic way, tell the bully that you’re not okay with it.
3. Clever comebacks that won’t get you in trouble with your school-
a. “I don’t like it when…”
b. ” I can’t believe you said that.”
c. “Was that really necessary? Really?
It takes courage to respond to a bully. Having support from your parents who allow you to handle it will make it easier to speak up.
Next blog look for: Why a Child Bullies Another Child.
Book– Stand Up for Yourself & Your friends, (partial list, courtesy of American Girl)