4 Ways to Stop Bullying

If you’re concerned about bullying, you aren’t alone. Many parents share that concern, especially when it comes to girls. However, it is possible to reduce the chances of your daughter allowing herself to be bullied, or of her becoming a bully. All you have to do is use the following tips and others like them to teach her starting at a young age.

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Encourage Socialization

Explain Bullying To Your Daughters:

Kids hear about bullying all the time, but some of them may not realize that they are being bullied, or that they are accidentally bullying another child. It’s easy for a child to say something that another child thinks is mean without that first child even realizing it. So, if you fully explain bullying to your daughter, she’ll be able to recognize it when it happens to her, or to others around her.

Encourage Socialization and Kindness:

You can reduce the chances of bullying having a major impact on your daughters by encouraging her to socialize with other kids. Teach her how to play nicely with her peers, and teach her that she should accept her friends the way they are, rather than pointing out their faults.

Stay Informed and Open:

As a parent, it can be difficult to walk the thin line between friend and authority figure. In this case, it’s important to encourage your daughter to come to you with problems like bullying. So, you should be aware of what is going on in her life, and be open to listening to her. The better you know her and her friends, the faster you can notice any problems in her friend group.

Lead By Example:

Finally, remember that your daughters are going to look to you for an example of how she should act. So, be careful of what you say about other people. If you don’t bully and don’t allow yourself to be bullied, she’ll see that it is possible to stop bullying before it gets out of hand.  Most of all, encourage socialization between you and her!

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