5 ways to stop bullying
Felix is just like you, but one day at school a bigger kid was picking on him. Felix doesn’t like being bullied because he is small, but he didn’t know what to do to stop it. At first he was scared to tell anyone, because he didn’t want his friends to think he was tattling. However, he finally worked up the courage to talk to his parents about the constant bullying. Thankfully they had some great ways to help him with his problem.
Kids depend on their parents for support through difficult situations. It’s important to know what to do when there are problems that our kids are facing. Here are some effective ways to stop bulling:
1. Be aware of bullying. It’s important to acknowledge when bullying is taking place, whether it be our own child or someone else’s. The first step to solving any problem is to recognize that there is a problem. Once the problem is recognized, we can then determine further action towards solving the problem.
2. Encourage your child to talk to you. As parents, we need to openly express to our child that bullying is wrong and should not be tolerated. Children need to understand that letting an adult know that they are being bullied is not considered tattling, but instead it is considered the first step towards finding a solution to the problem.
3. Talk to your child about why bullies feel they need to pick on others. If your child is a victim of bullying, it is important for the child to realize that it is not their fault for the actions the bully takes against them.
4. Help your child realize that bullies are insecure. As mentioned above, your child may feel directly responsible for the bully’s actions. It is important to stress to your child that the bully has insecurities that which the bully is trying to express. However, these expressions are done so wrongfully.
5. Bring the bullying to their parent’s attention. In many cases, the bully’s parents do not even realize such actions are taking place and would be grateful for someone to bring it to their attention so they can take action to correct it.
Felix is a lot more confident now that the bullying has stopped. He is glad that he talked with his parent’s and knows he can count on them for help. Felix feels much more confident and happy now!
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