School shootings occur in this country far too often and Dr. Robin says what is as equally alarming is the teasing and bullying many of the shooters suffered through before they turned to killing classmates and teachers. "At some point, they simply can't take it and it can lead to the breaking point of violence," she says.
In order to end violence in schools, Dr. Robin says parents need to communicate with their children to find out if they are taking part in teasing or if they are the victims of it. "It is your job—even if your kid is saying all is well, you have to figure out if that is accurate, if that is true," she says.
You may unknowingly be at fault for teaching your kids that teasing others is acceptable or amusing, Dr. Robin says. If that is the case, Dr. Robin says it's important to reverse that behavior in you and your children immediately. "Call a family meeting and say, 'You guys, we're concerned. ... We realize this teasing thing is something that our family does and we want to bring an end to it and we want to bring an end to it now,'" she says.