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What to do if you little one is bullied?

          Bullying is a huge problem among any-aged children. There is almost no child who have not experienced or been a part of bullying. The simplest definition of bullying is the act of aggressive and unwelcome behavior towards another person and the effects might be long-lasting and mentally damaging to the bullied one. Kids who are bullied tend to have a higher change of having depression, anxiety and disconnection from peers. That is why every parent must take notice and make sure their child is feeling welcome and wants to go to school, at least feels comfortable to go there. Even though there are adults – teachers and other staff in school, it is likely they are not capable to stop every bully because they are not superheroes and do not notice every single one of the bully or the victim. If you are a parent, it is understandable that you might feel frustrated when you figure out your child is hurting. But here is a list of truly effective and tried out things to do right now to help your little one get out of these uncomfortable situations.

          Inform the school

Be sure to report the issue you have noticed to the school's administration and request needed help immediately. This is a problem neither you or them can miss. That is why most public schools now have strict anti-bullying policies. Working with your school's administration to dismantle the bullying dynamics in the school would be one of the most efficient way to find a solution that works for your child and you. You can be sure administration will notice your case and will make everything possible to make your little one feel welcome in the environment.

          Switch your child’s seat

Have your child sit near the front of the bus, if he experience bullying in it. If right in the school, ask his teacher to place him to the front of the class. This is how the bus driver or the teacher will be able to make sure your little one is safe from the bullies. By the way, make sure the bus driver or other teachers are aware of the situation and also are keen on helping. Oftentimes, bullying takes place when adults are not present or are not paying any attention. Letting adults know what is happening and having your child sit within close proximity will offer a safeguard from the bully.

          Buddy Up

See if your child has any friends and if he can sit near them. When outnumbered, bullies do not like to play aggressor in group settings, so having a friend nearby can really help deter the bully from approaching your child. It can also offer powerful support to your child. This is probably the solution which is mostly effective and the solution your little one would prefer.

          Contact the Bully's Parents

Contacting the bully's parents and trying to see if a solution can be found with them is also much easier than doing it alone. This may be a touchy topic for some parents, but approach the bully's parents with tact and be aware that no one likes to hear complaints about their child. If you approach it in a sensitive manner, chances are that the other parents will be willing to work with their own child to eliminate the bullying behavior. By the way, it is a plus in this solution: you also might be the ones, who will find some friend. Do not they say that problems bring people together, huh?

          Consider different place

If it seems like you have tried everything and nothing helps, try putting him in different class or school. Even though he would be new, it is a great way to start everything new. New surroundings allow your child to make entirely new impression. Perhaps you can help your child by suggesting him to invite some friends over. Trust me, cool parent truly help make some friends and friends are one of the best solution of the bullying as it was mentioned before.

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