I was bullied for having protruding or buck teeth.
Ratty. Ratty Boy. Rodent. Bugsy.
Just some of the nasty names I was called.
I was bullied because I went to the wrong school, didn't drink tea and made mistakes.
Bullies always make the bullying about us.
We're too tall.
We're too small.
We're too fat.
We're too thin.
Our hair is the wrong colour.
Our glasses make us geeky, stupid or a swot.
We start to believe there's something wrong with us.
We take it personally.
But it's never actually about us.
It's about what's going on for the bully.
They're insecure so they can try and put us down so they can build themselves up.
They're angry so they take it out on us.
They're weak so they want to look strong.
Bullied children need to see this.
Not know it a good idea.
But really SEE it for themselves.
The best way to do this is to coach them with questions.
NOT try and feed them information.
Get them thinking about what's going on for the bully.
So how do you do that?
Think about what you want your child to think.
Then think about the question that will get them there.
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