There are many excellent resources for teaching kids how to deal with bullies. But in this post, we’ll be addressing something that is often overlooked: How you, as a parent, can help your child if they are being bullied.
If you have a mean boss or a passive-aggressive in-law, you’ll know how frightening and anxiety-inducing it is when you’re forced to interact with them.
Your child has the same feelings about returning to school after a bullying incident. They know that
Sadness is a normal, healthy way to respond to a negative situation, difficult family/social environments, or a stressful life event.
However, some people struggle to overcome this emotion and deal with their sadness in an unhealthy way — allowing it to take over their lives for an excessive amount of time or to an extreme degree.
This is especially true with children. Any sad event, whether it’s big or small, can affect a child very deeply as they are not as experienced
Have you ever seen a pair of shoes and instantly said: “I must have them”?
Or have you had a bad day, gone home, opened a chocolate with the noble intention of having one or two pieces — only to finish the entire slab in a matter of minutes?
Of course you have.
Hell, we all have.
We’re human. And humans are hardwired for instant gratification.
I guarantee you’ve seen this need for instant gratification in your kids too. They’ll scream and shout and nag and cry.