8 Effective Ways to Bully-Proof Your Child
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You can't fight your child's battles for her, but sometimes a situation gets out of hand and becomes more than your child can handle. In situations like this, it is essential your child knows she can come to you if the bullying becomes extreme.
If your child is afraid of "tattling," explain to her the difference between telling on someone merely to get them in trouble and telling an adult about a dangerous situation.
Don't wait until a situation arises before talking to your child about who to turn to for help. Role play what she should say to an adult if she is being bullied. Help her visualize a situation and what she would do if it happened. Practicing these tactics at home will help make her reactions to a real situation more automatic, and will make her feel more comfortable asking for help.
For more tips on how to cope with bullies, visit the What Works area of our site.
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