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How can parents help children open up about bullying?


One reason a child might be hesitant to tell a parent about bullying is fear about how a parent will react and fear of receiving unwanted attention at school if their parent intervenes. In this video, Celia Heppner, Psy.D., clinical psychologist at Children’s Health℠, shares strategies for parents to help their children be open in their communication about bullying.

Heppner suggests parents proactively share with their children how they might react if their child was being bullied. Talking to your child about how you would handle the situation in advance can help him or her feel more comfortable about opening up.

Watch more videos with Dr. Heppner for information about bullying, including:

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Read more about how to spot and stop bullying and other ways you can help your child cope if they are being bullied at school.

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