Dr. Susan Lipkins says the worst advice you can give a bullied child is to ignore the perpetrators.
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Chase says he's always been told to just ignore the bullies—which Dr. Lipkins says is the worst advice you could give a bullied child. "We have to help the children to have a stand, to have a voice, to express themselves. Everybody has equal rights, and you have an equal right to be anywhere you are," Dr. Lipkins says. "We have to teach the kids how to protect their space and how to be firm and not to be a victim."

"We're handcuffing the kids," she says. "We're not allowing them to be real and have a voice."
FROM: Bullied to Death: Two Devastated Moms Speak Out
Published on May 06, 2009
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