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8 Effective Ways to Bully-Proof Your Child

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Practice Using Humor

This tactic usually works best for older children. Using humor to ward off the bully's insult will often catch the bully off-guard and help diffuse the situation. Help your child practice this approach by trading witty comebacks--this will help him come up with a humorous reaction quickly and easily. However, make sure that the humor does not encourage insulting the bully back--this won't do much to teach your child that the bully's behavior is wrong.

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