Why Do Children Bully?

One type of child is bullied, and the other type is the bully. Why? Why Do Children Bully? Parents who find their child a bully at school can get advice from professionals on dealing with the situation.

An accusation of bullying against your child usually begins with a phone call from the school.

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“90% of parents will reply, “No way, not my kid,” and get defensive. But any kid, even the one you think is an angel, is capable of bullying.

How can we explain this? Children bully because of two different causes, according to a San Leandro, Calif.-based family therapist and author of Getting Beyond Bullying and Exclusion PreK-5.

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“Bullying is a common tactic used by famous and influential kids to maintain their status and popularity. In addition, children who have been bullied in the past may feel empowered to bully other children. Since their past may lead them to think that the rules don’t apply to them because they have been mistreated or believe they will get to the other kids before they get to them.

Every day, children are exposed to examples of bullying conduct in the media, politics, television reality shows, and even among their peers at school. There is a chance they don’t realize that such behavior is not appropriate anywhere.

Your Child’s Bullying Behavior and What to Do About It

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Do not panic. Collect information on what happened so that you and the school can work together to find a solution. Make sure that your child is handled equitably in terms of school discipline at the same time.

Data demonstrates that pupils of race and disabilities are more frequently and brutally punished, with suspensions beginning in preschool. Before deciding on punishment for your child’s misbehavior, take the time to assess the situation and comprehend the underlying behavior.

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Fortunately, bullying practices can be unlearned, and you may help your children modify their ways. To get you started, here are four options:

  • Recognize and Accept Misbehavior
  • Keep Your Eyes on the Prizes
  • Proactively Approach the School for Partnerships
  • Aim to Develop Emotional and Skills