The way we communicate with our kids can impact their ability to learn, listen and respond to us. In this new series, psychologists, educators and childcare experts answer our queries on communicating with children across various topics, from talking about death and mortality to sexuality, mental health, finance and more.
Unfortunately, school or playground bullying is a common occurrence, and it’s only normal to worry about your child getting bullied, especially at school where you aren’t around to defend them. But what if the roles are reversed and you get a call from the school that your child is being unkind to another student? For parents whose child is the “bully” in question, it can be particularly unsettling. However, it’s also important to address it and get to the root of it immediately.
Below, we speak to Celynn Chang, senior counsellor, and manager at Boys’ Town Clinical Intervention Centre, who shares more on how parents can intervene and approach the issue.