Top 3 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied
What Parents Should Look For:
1. If you ask your child how his or her day was and they say “fine,” it wasn’t fine. Fine never means fine. If they use that word, something is wrong. Try to get them to talk to you. And really LISTEN to them. Not just their words, their eye contact and body language.
2. If you find your child is getting mad at you or taking out their anger on you and you aren’t sure why, something is wrong! It is most likely something that is happening to him or her at school.
3. If they start to pretend that they are sick, if they are sick a lot, or if they are finding reason not to go to school. If at night they can’t sleep and tell you that they don’t want to go to school.
If You Are a Victim Of Bullying:
Tell somebody! The worst thing you can do is keep it in. Whether it be a parent, sibling, friend, or teacher – tell someone. Even receiving the support of just ONE person, this is enough to help with the healing. Keeping it in causes physical damage to your body and you end up lashing out at others. Talk talk talk! You must get it out. Do not be embarrassed, it takes a lot of strength and courage to speak up, but please do so!
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Elissa Kravetz is an advocate for anti-bullying and speaks at camps and schools throughout the country. In 2011 she founded the non-profit organization, The Farley Project.
Posted on Wed, August 28, 2013
by Elise Edwards filed under