Schoolyard bullying has been on the rise. Lots of parents talk with great concern about their children being victims. Oddly, as the incidences of bullying have risen, you don’t hear many parents sounding concerned that their kids are the bullies. But research shows that getting bullied and being a bully both have mental health consequences. Both bullies and victims are at risk for depression and suicide. Bullying is serious stuff.
PositiveTip: Seek professional intervention if your children are either bullying others or being bullied. Take it seriously!