As parents we usually raise our Children in the best way possible.We give it our all and make sacrifices just to see them happy. We watch them grow. We celebrate their successes and wipe their tears of agony. We see them make mistakes and we understand them more than anyone else..atleast that’s what we always know. Therefore it would definitely come out as a bombshell when we get that summon letter from school, only to be told that your innocently looking kid has been bullying others.
What the hell! It can’t be! My child cannot even harm a fly….There must be a mistake somewhere…This teacher has always disliked my child…
Denial.. Well it’s the first reaction to be expected atleast for first few minutes,but don’t let it go past there. Don’t start hurling blames aimlessly.You might regret when your child confesses later. The least you can do is understand the victims’ trauma.Sympathize with them and get to understand their guardians/parents feelings as well.Drama queen,nah…not this time.Be the listener… don’t get on your child’s defense side.So unfortunate, some parents would even get abusive.😡
Your child may shed tears and swear heaven and earth, but you know how to get them spill it out . For me one look would be enough 😁.Make them apologize…it doesn’t matter if you have to pull their ears and then save the rest of the talk for later at home.At home you can scold them the way you know best…Press that button they understand weeell.Then get to know the reasons behind their behavior. Sometimes there is no good reason, just naughtiness and peer influence .Deny them certain privileges until they accept their mistake. You know when they are truly remorseful. And most importantly, do not use that against them all the time. You don’t want to lower their self-esteem either.
Have you ever been affected by child bullying?Feel free to share your experience.
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