5 Ways to Deal With a Child Who Bullies in Class
Bullying is a very serious problem in schools. Although the school administration and parents make all attempts to ensure a healthy school atmosphere, the interaction among children cannot be controlled to an extent. You need to balance a thin line between allowing them to enjoy their rights as well as discipline them. Before bullying becomes a threat to another child, and the bully himself or herself, you could take charge of the situation. Here are 5 ways to help your child if he or she is being a bully in the class.
1. Living in denial
As a parent you just don’t want to accept that your child is wrong. You feel infuriated that the school is pinning the blame on your child. You do not wish to question your upbringing, and also feel embarrassed that the school makes repeated complaint calls. First step is to accept that there could be a problem at your end too, and you can take care of it only when you begin to accept.
2. Talk to your child
When the school punishes your child, you need to provide them every support that they require. However, when it comes to using punishment at home, it’s a strict no. Your child should be able to turn to you when needed. You cannot afford to turn your relationship bitter with your child. Talk and help him or her understand.
3. Seek counseling
Even the bullies need to talk. You need to find out if your child has low self esteem or some other psychological complication, in case of which, it is necessary to seek counseling from the school counselor or even externally. You also need to see if it’s connected to the academic progress as well.