Annie Fox’s blog this week titled “My Child? A Bully?” reminds us all that bullying is present and pervasive. It is troubling to consider that any one of us could be raising, fostering, or housing a bully, in spite of everything we do to raise caring, respectful, compassionate human beings.
Although this is a difficult conversation to have, and an even more difficult idea to consider, it’s worth braving the murky waters of bullying to better understand how we can influence our children in positive ways.
Annie shares a quick bullet list that provides insight and challenges us to look deeper into ourselves and our family dynamics.
Here is the list taken directly from the article.
Hints that your child may be a bully:
- You or your partner is a bully.
- Your child is bossy at home.
- Your child’s closest friends are not the nicest people.
- Your child makes rude comments about other people.
Click on the link below and read the entire article. It’s worth it, even if you are certain, you are not living with a bully.
My Child? A Bully? by Annie Fox
Look for part II on Tuesday, July 20th!