Back to School Anxiety: Bullying

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I recently wrote about how to help your child if they’re struggling with going back to school because they were bullied.

My biggest most important tip was to listen, because I honestly could not write a ‘How-to-make-them-not-afraid’ column. Frankly I thought that was absurd.

Fear is sometimes real. Anxiety is sometimes truly there, and for a good reason. Our job as parents isn’t to try to make it go away, it’s to try to find out the true source of those worrisome feelings.

If you’d like to read more, click here.

And if you’re child is struggling to find excitement about the new school year, don’t deny it, just accept it and move forward gently.

Here’s some more on bullying:

Family Matters Links:
A Touching Story/Song
Bullying: A thing of the past
A Peace Poem By My Teenage Daughter
A Deeper Insight into My Thoughts on People Who Bring Harm to Others

Other Links:
Stop Bullying
Parent/Teacher Partner Against Bullying
Wiki How Has it with #4 on How to Deal with Bullying on Social Media

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