How do you respond when your child is being bullied? It's one of the toughest questions we ask ourselves as parents. Before our children are even born, we do everything we can to protect them. Then they come into this big, scary world, and our role as protector becomes even more important. We make sure they eat the right foods (or at least don’t have mac and cheese every day), … [Read more...]
Bullying and Cyberbullying
Bullying and cyberbullying has become an epidemic in our schools and our children's daily lives. Too many children have suffered both physically and emotionally at the hands of a bully. Our Family World is passionate about helping to put an end to bullying. From tips to prevent it from happening to ways to cope when it does, we're here to help.
Bullying is something that your child will experience at some point in his life, whether he himself is the target or he witnesses it happening to someone else. 22% of students report being bullied at some point during the school year, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics, meaning that almost one in every 4 students is bullied. With such a high … [Read more...]
For many parents, one of the greatest fears as their children approach adolescence is that they will be bullied. When you so fiercely love someone, it is unfathomable that other people would find reasons to be cruel to them. Yet it happens. Our mature, rational minds realize that bullying often has nothing to do with the person being bullied, but rather the insecurities of the … [Read more...]
Do bullies know they are bullies? Do they realize they are causing emotional distress to their victims? As the debates about how to stop bullying continues, some are rising up saying that bullies do not always realize they are bullies. This can make the path to end bullying even harder. Do Bullies Know They Are Bullies? Do Bullies Have Low Self Esteem? Maybe- According to … [Read more...]
Sometimes as adults we may find ourselves doubtful of how harmful cyberbullying really is. Are the cyber bullying self esteem statistic really bad? Some wonder why teens today cannot just ignore the bullying. Why can’t teens just turn off their phone. The hard part is cyber bullying can be so much more tough than dealing with a few mean comments. Cyber Bullying Self Esteem … [Read more...]