Bullying has been with us, it seems, forever, and schools are the opportune places where the “bullies” have operated. Parents and grandparents have long faced the effects of bullying, but It has become increasingly obvious to others, including lawmakers, that bullying is damaging and not acceptable in schools.
- Is your grandchild being bullied because of his or her religion, race, looks, speech, sexual orientation? What can grandparents do to respond to bullying? Or, is your grandchild doing some bullying? Bullying hurts both the bullied (depression and low self-esteem, lack of interest in schoolwork, school drop-out, suicide ideation and attempts) and the bullier (health problems, including increased incidence of future criminal behavior). A conversation with your adult child Continue reading