Signs that Your Child May Be a Bully
One of the biggest concerns that parents have is to have a child considered as a bully. Parents work hard to ensure that their children are not picked on at school, so it can be horrifying to learn that your own kid is the one doing the picking on. Fortunately, there are several signs that your child may be a bully, and noticing these as early as possible will help you put a stop to it as soon as you can.
Some of the most common signs that a child may be bullying others are the following:
• Expresses positive views when it comes to violence
• Are often aggressive towards other adults, especially their parents and teachers
• Shows signs of having the need to dominate and control other people as well as situations
• Young boys who are bullies tend to be stronger than their friends in terms of physical health
• Young girls who are bullies are often those who want to be always on top and are often more dramatic
• Is easily frustrated
• Hot tempered
• Show little to no sympathy at all towards victims of bullying
What You Can Do
The first thing that you need to do when your child’s teacher or principal calls you and informs you that your kid is bullying other children, when other parents complain and tell you that your child is bullying their kids, or when you notice that your kid is always getting into fights is to admit that your child does have an issue.
Of course, as a parent who strives hard to ensure that you raise your kids the proper way, denial may be the first thing you want to do. You would need courage and an open mind to realize that your kid has a problem and that he/she needs as much help as you possibly can provide to put a stop to this erratic behavior.
Once you have come to terms with the fact that your child is a bully, you should talk to him/her. Inform your kid that adults have reported on his/her bad behavior. Tell them that this does not mean that you do not love him/her anymore; just that he/she has to put a stop to it.