What Your Teen or Younger Child Can Do if They Are Being Bullied at School- Part 2

How a teen or young child can respond to a bully at school

I'm not going to take this anymore-

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.

BookStand Up for Yourself & Your friends, (partial list, courtesy of American Girl)

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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