One of the most important things parents can do is to prepare their children against bullies. Bullies not only hurt children emotionally and physically, but also they can affect the way kids feel about themselves after the bullying incident is over. Remember parenting is about today and also about the future (see our book, Boundaries With Kids). Bullying doesn’t stop on the playground, but takes place in teen years, college, dating, marriage and the corporate setting. You’re building skills in your children now that will help them deal with bullies later in life. This is an important life skill for all kids to learn. (Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend)
The news of depressed and disillusioned young people committing suicide after anonymous cyber bullies or a group of bullies in school is causing us all grief. I’m sure you know someone that is being bullied, but they are quiet about it. We can help them. I hope you will join me Sunday at Woodland as we take on the bullies.