“It may be hard to work up sympathy for children who bully, but bullies themselves are often headed down a troubled path. If you think your
child might be mistreating other children, here are some suggestions:
- Make it clear that aggression isn’t the only option.
- Find the underlying cause of his behavior.
- Ask yourself if your child might be imitating behavior he sees at home.
- Monitor TV viewing and video games. CMCH Scientist Dr. Ronald Slaby says “Watch television, and you’d think violence is heroic, manly, funny, and without consequence.
That’s a bad lesson for children to pick up, so set limits and oversee your child’s viewing habits.”