Parenting Rollercoaster: Dealing with bullying

All friendships go through rocky patches, and this is particularly true for children. The challenge for parents is to know when to intervene, and how to spot when a minor disagreement is a sign of something more worrying.

16th April, 2011

Bullying between friends is common and can have a devastating effect on a child. The difficult thing is that it can go unnoticed for years, because children don’t like talking about it. Bullying doesn’t refer to just one or two incidents where friends may have teased each other or even physically fought each other. It refers to a series of events that, taken together, form a picture of deliberate victimisation of a child....

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