Bullying – what to do when your kid gets picked on, laughed at, left out…
Bullying happens in schools, on the playground, in our homes, and at work. The fear of being laughed at, rejected, or picked on is a major deterrent to ending the problem. No matter the bully or the target, the goal remains the same: bullies try to gain power by causing others to feel depressed, hurt, afraid and alone. It’s about emotional control over their fellow student or colleague.
If you believe that your child is being bullied, let a LifeWorks therapist help. Or if you believe your child is the bully, we can curb that behavior too. If you are concerned about your child’s involvement in bullying, see if any of these warning signs apply:
The real world can be even more threatening than the classroom so let’s prepare our children for life as it is. Teaching students at an early age to be tolerant is just as important as teaching students to cope with intolerance. Counseling for bullying can help.