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This Child Is Bullying – How Can I Help?

When a child is bullying, the way to help is to apply consequences and limits, right? Yes . . . and no.  Yes, you need to apply consequences and limits when a child is bullying.  No, because that's an incomplete solution. In addition to consequences and limits, it's important to get to the root of the bullying behavior. Here's how you can help.   First of all, stay in the solution, not the problem.  Next, it is important to … [Read more...]

Bullies, Bystanders, and Targets

When Childhood Friendships Go Very Wrong Clearly, some level of conflict in children’s lives is to be expected. A child won’t get along with everyone, won’t always be chosen for the team, and doesn’t need the latest clothes or hairstyle. Experiencing, and working through, conflict is an important part of growing up.  We develop resilience, communication skills, and empathy in our experiences with others. As children try to navigate their … [Read more...]