ERIC Number: ED493090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
What If Your Child "IS" the Bully? PHP-c109
The word "bullying" often conjures up an image of a schoolyard scene, with a big, intimidating student towering over a small, cowering child. That is just one face of bullying--and of children who bully. They are significantly more likely than others to lead lives marked by school failure, depression, violence, crime, and other problems, according to experts. The message is clear: Bullying is too important to ignore. Many parents often are surprised to find that the face of a bully might be their own child. Children who bully suffer as much as those they target. This article points out that knowing the facts, and acting promptly to change the situation is vitally important in making the future safer for their child as well as other children. Helpful ideas for parents to help their children stop bullying are provided. [This handout is reprinted from, "PACESETTER," Fall 2005.]
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Self Esteem, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship, Bullying, Parent Role, Antisocial Behavior, Student Behavior
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.