There are no two ways around it, bullying is very distressing. No one wants their child to be bullied and no one wants their child to be a bully, hence it’s something we need to keep talking about.
Children need to know they have our support, no matter what. Sometimes a victim of bullying can be afraid to tell anyone else what is going on in case they get into more trouble with the bully. Every child needs to know they have a safe person on their side who will take them seriously. Lots of open and honest conversation in general will help our kids know they can talk to us about anything and everything. But we get it, some conversations can be tricky!
When it comes to bullying, how can we have conversations that help our kids head out each day with important tools to look after themselves, as well as bucket loads of resilience, empathy and kindness? Good question!