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Questions Every Parent Should Ask Themselves

Questions Every Parent Should Ask Themselves

If your child is caught in a bully situation it can be very difficult for all involved. The following is a list of questions you should ask, you may find your child on both sides of these questions.

Is your Child Being Bullied?

  1. Has your child lost the desire to go to school or other activities with peers?
  2. Are they afraid of riding the school bus? Have they had a sudden and significant drop in grades? (Bullying can cause a child to have difficulty focusing and concentrating.)
  3. Suddenly sullen, withdrawn, evasive; do they make remarks about feeling lonely or “not good enough”?
  4. Do they appear sad, moody, angry, anxious or depressed? Does the mood last with no known cause or change in typical behavior and personality?
  5. Do they have difficulty sleeping, nightmares, or cries self to sleep,? Bed wetting or change in eating habits?
  6. Have they begun bullying siblings or younger kids? (Bullied children can sometimes flip their role and become the bully.)
  7. Have they suddenly had fewer friends or don’t want to be with the “regular group”.

Could Your Child Be The Bully?

  1. They refuse to include certain kids in play or study.
  2. They are very concerned about being and staying popular.
  3. They can be aggressive, even towards adults.
  4. They like pushing around and teasing other children.
  5. They are smooth talkers in tough situations.
  6. They dominate and manipulate people and situations.
  7. They show little sympathy towards others who are bullied.