Many children bully others while they are growing up. Most grow out of it with the right guidance, support and education.
Here are some things that you can do if your child is bullying other children:
Many schools now use restorative approaches rather than punishment, where students involved in the bullying situation reflect on the issues. The student who has been bullying then has to confront the person they have bullied and look for ways to repair the effects of their bullying and restore their relationship.
Children copy their role models and those they spend a lot of time with. Could the bullying be related to something that’s occurred in your family? If you are concerned about things that are happening at home, consider seeking support from your local GP, psychologist, Parentline, or one of these support services.
Meanwhile, some kids think bullying is acceptable because their friends do it. If this is the case for your child, consider working as a team with other parents to address this problem, or connecting your child to other, more positive friendship groups.
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