There is no question that as parents we want our child to feel loved,o feel protected and to feel secure because we know that that those are the things that are vital to the health of their growth and maturity. Today though, we live in a world where there exist so many things that can threaten those feelings of being loved, protected and secure. Needless to say, bullying is one of those things, and so the question is 'How can I help my child deal with bullying? In a perfect world our children would simply come to us and let us know, but we don't live in a perfect world and therefore it is vital that we as parents are constantly checking and monitoring the pulse of our children.
Back in the day there was an extremely important conversation that every parent had to have with their child. It was an absolute must and it still is. It was a conversation that was usually a one time conversation and it had to be done by a certain age. Do you remember yet what that conversation was about? Yeah, that conversation about the 'birds and the bees'. Why it is call called that; one may never cease to wonder, but today there is another conversation that we as parents need to have with our child.
As it stands now with bullying transforming into a socially sick epidemic it is vital that parents have a conversation with their child about bullying. It is vital that we ask them the question and that we let them know how much we love them and that we are here for them. As parents it is important for us to not only pay attention to our child's response but also to their reactions. Unlike the 'birds and the bees' conversation, which was usually a one time deal, the conversation that we need to have with our children today is a conversation that needs to be an ongoing one, for the simple reason that as we may ask our child if they are being bullied one week, the answer may be 'no', but things can change from week to week and because of that it is important for us as parents to continually reassure our children of our love for them, their importance to us, the fact of their high value to us and to the world, that we are here for them to love them, protect them and give them the security they need.
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