Several months ago, I shared the story of my experience with bullies and ways to combat bullying behavior. With a new school year underway, there is no time like the present to talk to your kids about bullies and bully behaviors. Have you ever thought about preparing your kids for encounters with bullying? This is a topic we do not like to talk about, but talking about it with your kids can help empower them should a situation arise. I am sharing nine suggestions to help kids be prepared if they find themselves in a situation with a potential bully.
Bullying seems to be an epidemic in society today. The steps above will hopefully empower our kids to look after one another and give them the tools to combat bullying behavior. By teaching our kids love, kindness, and respect, we can equip this generation to put an end to the vicious cycle of bullying and hatred.