WOULD YOUR CHILD TELL YOU IF THEY’RE BEING BULLIED?
Posted: June 16, 2019
You know your child better than you may even know yourself. Their likes, their dislikes, favorite programs, best friends. From the day they’re born you have a front row seat to their lives. You are wonderfully fortunate to be a proud parent. Then one day, it seems like you do not know them. Are they just growing up and becoming more independent, or is it something else?
With every news story of the tragic results of bullying, your heart likely stops and you think first of your child, and then of the hell the parents are enduring. Every bullying episode does not end in tragedy, but such incidents leave emotional scars on a child, ones that undermine his or her confidence and natural maturation of social skills. A harsh reality of today’s youth is that being tormented during school hours doesn’t stop there, but follows them into their homes on their phones and iPads. There is no place they can feel safe.
How well do you know your child? Could they be afraid of how you’ll react and how that reaction will make matters worse? Would your child tell you if they’re being bullied?