Children's Hospital Colorado: Healthy Kids, Healthy Colorado
November Topic: Bullying
Unfortunately, bullying is a common part of childhood. But parents can help kids cope with it and lessen its lasting impact. Some helpful tips for parents who want to prevent their kids from being bullied as well as preventing kids from becoming bullies:
• Make sure your child knows he or she can talk to you about any issue whether significant or insignificant and that you will hear them out, listen and not necessarily talk back.
• Create a network of relationships not only among the child’s peers, but also among their parents so that there are lines of communication between other parents within the peer group to keep tabs on what might be going on in that circle of friends.
• Conduct regular communication with school personnel. Ask your child’s teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, etc. questions beyond academics to find out how your child is doing socially and emotionally at school and within their peer groups.
• Parent Resources
• Bullying Tips for Parents
• 9 News: Bullying and Children’s Mental Health
• Health Teacher at Home: Fight Bullying from the Homefront
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