Health Tip: Teach Your Child That Bullying Is Wrong
Set stern limits for aggressive behavior
(HealthDay News) -- Preventing bullying must start at home, so parents must set a good example and discourage the practice whenever possible.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to discuss bullying with your child:
- Explain that bullying is never acceptable.
- Set rules around any aggressive behavior, making sure to be firm and consistent in enforcing them.
- Lead by example; show your child that you don't need to threaten or embarrass others to get what you want.
- Discipline in a non-physical way, such as by taking away privileges.
- If your child has a history of bullying, work with school faculty to develop an appropriate solution.
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