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Facing the bully

Unfortunately bullies aren’t only in politics, but also in the playground with your child. Parent24 has advice.

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Article originally in Parent24
Every generation has its bullies, and it’s usually the sensitive, gentle child who ends up a target. Be prepared to help and advise your child if the bully’s eye falls on him or her.
Click on the links to find more Parent24 content on dealing with bullies.
  • Your home needs to be a refuge and you need to be your child’s ally. Avoid siding with the bully, advise Megan De Beyer and Jason Bantjes. Dealing with bullies
  • Females can be bullies too – they merely favour a different method of meanness, but there are ways to handle bullies of all types. Big bad bully
  • Parent24 expert educational psychologist Greg Crighton suggest a group intervention at a school where bullying is a problem. Bullying
  • Last year’s Parent24 survey showed that primary school years are the peak time for playground bullies. The bullying peak
  • Readers of our expert’s advice on bullies overall seemed to feel that violence should be met with equal force. Kick his ass
  • Preschool mom Masanda Peter hoped she was doing the right thing by not intervening to stop a bully. Fighting my son’s battles
  • With the advent of cellphones and the internet, bullies have a new weapon. Stop the cyber-bully
What’s your attitude to playground bullies? Do you get involved?


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