Mr Dream Big Weekly Positive Parenting Tips – 23/06/17
Bullying is not okay!
Times have changed…. Bullying once used to be a common practice in school. Now, we are aware that bullying can have severe, if not tragic, repercussions.
But what do we do about it?
Previously when our children came home and said that their classmates had been bullying them, we might have told them that it was okay and that it was common. We would have asked them to inform their teacher about it.
However, nowadays, that won’t work. We have to make the effort to go down to the school and address the issue.
When I was 15, I was bullied in school. That led me to join secret societies which robbed me of a positive lifestyle as a youth. Now, I find it a challenge to recall pleasant memories of the years before I turned 18!
Don’t let this be your child’s case.
Assure your child that you will be there for them if they are bullied and also educate them not to bully others.