Bullying can be very serious and can affect your child’s mood, self-esteem, and academic performance. But there is hope…

What will you say?

If your child is suffering, let them know they are not alone. Tell them that bullying is unfortunately not uncommon and that it is not their fault. Children can feel helpless when being bullied so it is important to point out their strengths and how they’ve used them successfully in other situations. To help keep their confidence from diminishing, brainstorm some ways that they can use one of their strengths effectively in this situation. You can discover your child’s strengths (as yours too!) at http://www.viacharacter.org

If necessary seek help from their school, pediatrician or a mental health professional. We’re here to help as well. To speak with a parenting coach please call 513-231-6630 today.