Sometimes the hardest part is just finding out if your kid is being bullied.
Talking about being bullied is so hard for a kid. It is humiliating, you never know how your parents will react and it can be very hard for a bullied kid to talk to their parents.
If you are worried that your kid might be experiencing a bully at school, sports or wherever….here is a good conversation starter.
“I know that school can be tough, and sometimes kids are thoughtless and even downright mean. If anything comes up, I hope you talk to me. I am always here to listen, and there’s a chance I might have something to offer.”
Just float that out there and wait! Bid your time and let them come to you. You might have to say it a few times before it will really sink in.