you when there is a problem.
3. Find a way to stop the bully
Take a solution-focused approach if your child indicates he/she has been a bullying target. Brainstorm possible solutions and consider the 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.
“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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