(WTNH) — Social Skills Coach Caroline Maguire and author of “Why Will No One Play With Me?” breaks down 3 misconceptions about bullying.
1) “Kids will be kids” and all kids “can be mean”—overlooking that the level of cruelty dealt out by some is markedly different and hurtful.
2) We should wait to talk to the teachers, the school or the parent of a child who treats others this way, hoping time will resolve the problem.
3) Parents of a child who bullies, as well as parents of children who are victims or silent bystanders, have little or no influence over their child’s behavior and there is nothing they can do.
For more information, watch the interview above.