How To Talk About Bullying With Your Kids — Without Being Awkward

Sometimes, it’s hard to talk about what hurts us the most. I myself am a victim of bullying and I dealt with it from my early childhood, up until I was in highschool. I was an outcast, I was picked on for being different. For being “fat”, “emo”, etc. It’s mentally and physically exhausting. In this article, the authors made it a great point to just BE there for your child. A lot of us have experienced bullying. The last thing we want is for children to feel like they’re alone because they were bullied. All the points in the article is very informative on what to do if your child is being bullied, what actions could be taken, etc. Just remember, you are NOT alone. Don’t let someones harsh words bring you down.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s important to let your kids know that you understand what they are going through and have possibly been through it before.
  • Children should know that we are listening without judgement and providing advice in the same way.
  • It’s important that kids have someone to talk to, whether it is a parent, school official or other group leader.

“This is the first thing we do in every Kind Campaign Assembly and have found that sharing our personal testimonies creates a more open space for young people to feel comfortable with sharing their stories and listening to advice.”

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Becky Patouhas, social media specialist, has been a babywearing educator since 2013. Her favorite part of her job is a tie between seeing all the cute baby pictures and helping parents get that “I can’t believe I can hold my baby AND eat!” moment. A first-generation American and mom of two small boys, she and her family live in Michigan, where she enjoys volunteering with her local babywearing group. Becky loves her Zypora meh dais (she has two!) because they’re so cushy on her shoulders. She always has a Lightly Padded ring sling in her purse because she loves the soft padding, and she thinks Isle of Skye is the best colorway out there!

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