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How To Talk To Your Child About Bullying

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“They’re just words.” “It’ll only make you stronger.” “Just ignore it.” Chances are, these are the messages your child has received about bullying.

But for many kids, bullying is a reality they experience regularly. Three out of four parents say their child will likely witness a bullying incident at school.

So how do we empower these children? The first and most important step is talking to them and making sure the messages they receive about bullying are the right kind.

Whether your child is the target, bully, or merely a witness, your influence can help change the culture for the better. Here are some DOs and DON'Ts for talking to your child about bullying, brought to you in partnership with Green Giant and PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. With these tips, any parent can address bullying and help Raise a Giant,

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