Kids Who Bully Are Also Suffering, Just Like Their Victims: What You Should Know! by Heather Monroe, Newport Academy

Parenting Teens
a year ago
Kids Who Bully Are Also Suffering, Just Like Their Victims: What You Should Know!

For kids, bullying, like any harmful or self-harming behavior, is a way to deal with emotions that they don’t know how to manage or talk about. Here are some of the reasons kids bully:

  • feelings of sadness or anger
  • copying behaviors they see at home
  • peer pressure
  • harsh discipline at home or overly permissive parenting
  • low self-esteem (making someone else feel bad so you can feel better about yourself for a few minutes)

If your child might be bullying others, first collect the facts from the school or other parents, then sit down with your child and ask what happened. Be a good listener! Make sure your kids know you still love them and you’re not giving up on them. Set clear consequences for bullying behavior, such as limiting screen time or activities.

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
This is such helpful information for parents of kids who may bully others! Thank you for shedding light on a difficult subject, Heather Monroe, Newport Academy!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Bullying Is Not Just Kids Being Kids: Here Are 4 Components That Define Bullying!

5 Reasons I Walk My Kids to School (You May Be Surprised Why!)

Multitasking Moms: Use Bath Time to Clean More Than Just the Kids!

Ninja Warrior Training: How to Teach Kids Meditation Inspired by the Dalai Lama

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!