I was bullied as a child, which makes me pretty sensitive to anything that my kids say that may be hinting at them being subject to the same. We’ve been lucky – so far – that all they’ve suffered is the usual kid stuff. Feeling left out, someone poking fun, etc. Not fun for them at all, but nothing that would be considered bullying, be it emotional or physical.
A few years ago, my middle son said that some boys he played soccer on the playground with were being a little bit too rough. One kid would trip the others, and another kid would bump shoulders a little rougher than necessary. The boys weren’t listening to the other kids when they asked them to stop, and my son was getting to the point where they didn’t want to play anymore. It was time to intervene.
Here’s what to do when your child is being bullied, or subject to kids who don’t understand fair play, or has another conflict with someone.
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