I have been hearing a lot of talk lately about bullying, either in the news or from my own children.
This is a very sensitive subject to talk about, because it is so damaging and there is absolutely nothing positive about it.
As such, bullying is definitely a subject that needs to be discussed between parents and children!
Now, for those of you who are being bullied, or know someone who is. A few fundamental things to remember, is that when you come face-to-face with a bully, simply walk away. If we negatively to the situation, then we have given the bully exactly what they wanted. A reaction. Simply walk away. If things progress to include physical touching or threats to your safety, then tell an adult immediately.
As a friend, we all have a responsibility to protect those around us that we love. It does not matter how big or small, or how old we are. We should protect anyone we see who is suffering from a bully. More often than not, you will find, it is actually the bully who needs the love. I have seen this happen time and time again.
Keep your head held high, knowing that you mean the world to your family and friends, and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise! They love you, and we think you are pretty cool, too!
On this episode of Mom Minute, I will be giving you more advice on how to deal with bullies how to help build up a child’s self-esteem..