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8 Effective Ways to Bully-Proof Your Child

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Teach Assertiveness

Having the courage to look a bully in the eye and stand up to him is a very effective anti-bullying tactic, but it's also one that takes practice. Work with your child at home to help her learn to be assertive. Practice different situations, and help her think of ways she can stand up for herself in each one.

This tactic can be very effective, but shouldn't be used in cases of severe bullying or if there is the potential for your child to get hurt.

Next: Encourage Him to Walk Away with Confidence


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