Warning Signs For Bullying

Sometimes kids and teens won't speak up if they are being bullied. These are some of the signs that parents should be aware of if they suspect their child is being hurt at school: crying, making excuses in order to avoid going to school, loss of control and security, changing eating and sleeping habits and unexplained injuries, among others. Aimee Hern√°ndez, Psychotherapist at Baptist Health South Florida, recommends parents to think first about what they want to say to their child, to avoid overreaction. She explains that the best way to approach the situation is going to their child and saying how they feel, what they think it is happening and then allow the kid to give them a response. Also, Psychotherapist Shana Friedman says it might be better not to make a direct approach towards their kids, instead they can try talking about an example of bullying on TV.

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