Think of the most hurtful things anyone has ever done to you. Now think of being forced to face those things every day. Now imagine facing all that as a little girl.
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We have to start by not disowning the bullies or blaming slipshod parenting but by taking tangible steps to teach all teenagers -- and all adults -- to know that they are valued for their differences.
In this short article I'll offer six strategies to help the bullied child begin to recover from its scars. Vicious words cause much of the devastating harm of bullying, but words can also heal.
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