Strategies for dealing with bullying

Being bullied can seriously affect a child in many ways. If your child is being bullied at school, here are some tips.

  • Help the child with positive strategies to be strong, not weak, eg by saying ‘leave me alone’, walking away, seeking new friends or telling a trusted adult
  • Don’t blame the school but enlist their help to solve the problem (& stay calm at any meetings)
  • Don’t deal directly with the other child or their parents if you are angry

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Be an example for your child

Seeing how you handle different situations in your life, good and bad, influences your children.

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Get some mental exercise

Challenge your brain’s powers with puzzles and games, and encourage your children to do the same.