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Child Bullying Is Killing Your Child Slowly - Watch For The Signs

Mar 28, 2008
Parents have concerns regarding a lot of things once their children start going to school or making friends. Parents want their children to reach great heights of academic success. They also want their child to stay away from any potential hazards that they may have to face once they start going out & making friends.

Child bullying has become very common these days. Children are often harassed, humiliated and tortured by their playmates or companions. This becomes a serious issue sometimes & the child feels embarrassed. Sometimes a child feels neglected & humiliated so much that his morale drops down and he may also give in to suicidal thoughts. Parents should take extra care about making their child aware, of certain steps when bullied.

First and foremost, it is very important to look at the warning signs of your child getting bullied so that you can provide him timely assistance.

Here are some warning signs to make you aware of the fact that your child is getting bullied. Think of providing assistance to your child immediately if he behaves in the following way:

Warning signs in your child:

* Sudden reduced appetite.

* Getting anxious at short intervals.

* Reduced interest in school work.

* Remarkable drops in school grades.

* Having fewer friends than before.

* Having no friends at all.

* Unable to sleep well.

* Having frequent nightmares.

* Loss of appetite.

* Wants to take a different route to school than used previously.

* Showing signs of low self esteem all of a sudden.

* Feeling sick before school.

* Pretending to have a headache, stomach ache & eager to take a leave.

* The child has unexplained cuts & bruises.

* Don't want to take a bus to school all of a sudden.

If you notice any of or more signs in your child then understand that it is time to get into action. You should monitor the child surroundings, keep tabs on his activities and know about his friends. Also try to inform the school authorities about the sudden change in your child's behavior. The school authorities will help the child getting out of the problem faced by him.

Remember, that a child who is bullied has something different in him that instigates a bully to criticize his action. The child who is bullied looks different or come from a different culture or belongs to a different religion. They are weaker, younger or lack of social confidence.

A child with a disability also becomes easy target for bullies. A child can be a target for bullies because he wears contact lenses, spectacles, show signs of poverty, is shy or quiet.

In short, a child who stands out in the crowd can be easily bullied.

Once you observe signs of bullying in your child, it is time to act & not panic. Let your child know that he is the best and can approach you any time he gets into trouble. Increase confidence in your child by praising him for his good deeds.

It is very important for you to follow up with your child & find out whether bullying incidents are still occurring in his life. Let the child know that you are interested.
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