If your child is the victim of a bully at school, you should:
  • Take it seriously—don't minimize the experience.
  • Keep an open dialogue with your child about the bullying.
  • Don't assume the bullying has stopped if your child stops talking about it.
  • Give consistent advice.
  • Bolster your child's self-esteem in other areas. Help them find an activity where they fit in.
  • Don't go it alone. Find other parents whose children are being bullied and organize.
  • Remind your child what you like about him or her and encourage them to find a group of allies.
  • Contact your child's school to report what is going on.


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