All of us know that daddy dear transfer means change of school! So again the kids have to bid farewells to the old one, check out the new schools, adjust with the surroundings, cope with their peers! Not all kids are the adjusting types. Some kids find it difficult to adapt to the new environment and take lots of time to settle down. In the meantime, parents, siblings and friends have to help them out in settling down smoothly.
New school brings new issues.
Now when it comes to a new school, one needs to concentrate of lots of issues. Bullying is one issue, which is quite unpredictable. Sometimes teasing helps to break the ice between the kids, but the results are never good. Often newspapers carry articles which tell us that how kids commit suicide because of peer pressure or because of being badly bullied at school.
It’s the parent’s responsibility to help the kids deal with bullies.
If you see kids bullying the newcomers at school, don’t leave the situation as it is, thinking that the kids will deal with it themselves or that they would sort it out themselves. At times, the situation will get out of their hands and the results might be disastrous. They can get themselves hurt. It’s your responsibility to stop the bullying.
If you don’t speak up, you are just helping the bullies in their work. A parent should interfere and should stop the bullying first.
- You should talk to the kids out of bullying and console the victims.
- If the situation is out of your hands, then report to the teachers immediately. Explain to them what’s happening.
- You should interfere even if the bullies are terrorizing some random kids. Don’t think that it’s not your responsibility.
- Don’t think that someone else will take care of the situation.
- Don’t think that you should not get involved in the fight.
Many parents believe that calling the kid names, pushing them, shoving them is not included in bullying. They are wrong! These mere actions will blow up the situation badly.
Teach your kids the importance of anger management.
Sometimes kids get frustrated because of taunting and they try to answer back which, ultimately, results in bad fights. Tell them not to react violently if any senior comes and bullies them. Ask them to go to their teachers and complain about them. If they are scared to complain to the teachers, then ask them to tell you, so that you can help them.
It’s No Laughing Matter – Bullying Kills And We Are Responsible
Originally posted 2009-06-17 08:28:58.