5 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With Bullying

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team


As parents, we usually have the feeling that we are always on top of whatever issues our children are facing. But this is not the case. There can be several things going on in your child’s life about which you might not even have a clue about. Bullying is one such instance. The reason children hide such details from you can be a result of embarrassment towards themselves.




Here are a few tips that can help your child stave off bullying or any other conflicts that they might encounter at school.



It is not necessary for bullying to always be a physical act. Bullying can be verbal, emotional, or even online. Be on a constant lookout towards your child’s behavior. Notice if your child does not want to do something he usually enjoys or go somewhere he usually does not have a problem with. Some form of bullying could be the reason they resent that.





Make your children trust in you. Install the confidence in them that they can tell you anything and they will not be judged. Make sure your child intentionally shares every significant event in life with you. When your child trust that you are the person who has understood them best, they will have no issues sharing important incidents in their life with you under all circumstances.






Have casual conversations with your children and understand how they value themselves in the surrounding they are in. You will have to keep imparting the importance they have in society. Your children have to have the capacity to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. Make them understand respect is a reciprocative action. Train them in such a way that they are able to recognize bad behavior whenever they see it.




Your child always learns from your action. let us say they see you taking an aggressive stance towards their bully, that is what they are going to do in the future. Stay calm and deal with the situation in a way that your child grows confident and the bully does not get the satisfaction of seeing an aggressive reaction from your side. Let both of them clearly understand that you are in control of the situation.




It is very important that your children understand to handle their problems themselves in any situation. Teach them that dealing with problems and people is something they are going to do throughout their life. But they must also understand that some problems can get out of hand and they might need to involve their teacher.



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