pros and cons of each option and share them with your child.
Partner with your child’s school.
Approach your child’s teachers and administrators and ask for their help in creating a safe learning environment.
Communicate your love. Tell your child you are proud of him/her and that he/she always has your support.
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“Parents should watch for warning signs of bullying which include: unexplainable injuries, lost or destroyed clothing, changes in eating habits, and difficulty sleeping at night,” Laura Buddenberg, Training Director at Boys Town says. “Warning signs also include a declining interest in grades, not wanting to go to school, or faking illness.”
If you would like more help addressing a specific situation, trained counselors are available at the Boys Town National Hotline. Call 1-800-448-3000.
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