One way is to sit down with your child and ask questions.  And then listen closely to their answers.

  • Does anyone ever feel left out at home or at school?
  • Why do you think you feel that way?
  • Do you ever get the feeling other people don’t like you?
  • What makes you feel that way?
  • Do you think the person who made you feel that way may be trying to make you feel bad, because he or she feels bad?
  • What do you think you could say to that bully that would make a difference in how she or he treats you?
  • Do you ever stop to think about how you can handle someone like that bully?