Does your child give excuses to skip school? Have his grades gone down suddenly? Or has he begun to keep to himself? Then, chances are that your child is being bullied! Bullying is a serious phenomenon. It manifests itself in the form of ragging, teasing or, sometimes, even harassment. Many children fall prey to bullies at school, and sometimes, they are the bullies themselves.
But, worry not. As a parent, you can be there by your child’s side and support him to overcome all these issues. According to 8 Simple Strategies to Bully Proof Your Kids, an article published in lifehack.org, “Talk to your kids about what happened to them during the day and how those things made them feel. This simple practice helps them understand their own feelings, building empathy for themselves and others. The earlier you establish open dialog with your kids, the more willing they are to open up to you later on, even if it’s to tell you things you don’t want to hear.”
Being bullied isn’t the end of the world. You must encourage your child to stand up for himself and fight against all those bullying him. And if you ever feel down, remember that several famous pop stars like Rihanna, Eminem and Lady Gaga were all bullied when they were young.
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