Bullying has become an overwhelming problem among children and the number of kids being bullied continues to rise.
Dr. Michele Borba, author of 'The Big Book of parenting Solutions' says "we are not putting the pause button on stopping that aggressive behavior earlier so it continues to rise and our kids continue to use it later on."
As parents we know our kids will not openly say they are being bullied. What are the tell tale signs to look for? Unexplained bruises, clingy behavior, withdrawing from friends, a text or email that makes them agitated or emotionally uncomfortable.
Dr. Borba says "we need to pay close attention to cyber-bullying any use of electronic kind of bullying that may be hitting."
School administrators; teachers and parents need to intervene and put a stop to this now!
Finally Dr. Borba often tells parents, "we need to create a safe school environment that kids know there is a clear anti bullying policy so when a child or parent walks on that campus they know what we stand for and we are not going to tolerating anything less than compassion or respect."
Be a stakeholder and get involved. If your child's school does not have an anti-bullying policy in place, lobby to get one now. No child should go to school tomorrow in fear.
I'm Dr. Sue with The Kids Doctor helping parents take charge.
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