4 things you must do when your kid bullies another kid

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September 14, 2017

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    Address this issue as soon as possible, says Alfred Tan, chief executive officer of Singapore Children’s Society.

    The key is not to punish him, but to correct the behaviour.

    Some children don’t mean to bully others; they’re simply reacting to their own emotions. They could be frustrated or angry, and don’t know how to express themselves.

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    Listen to your kid’s reasoning and allow him to respond in a two-way conversation, rather than telling him: “This is what I want you to do.”

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    Remind him about the importance of building friendship and help him to communicate better.

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    It’s also vital to teach him problem-solving skills, which young people these days may lack.

    (Photos: 123RF.com)

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Address this issue as soon as possible, says Alfred Tan, chief executive officer of Singapore Children’s Society. The key is not to punish him, but to correct the behaviour. Some children don’t mean to bully others; they’re simply reacting to their own emotions. They could be frustrated or angry, and don’t know how to express themselves. Listen to your kid’s reasoning and allow him to respond in a two-way conversation, rather than telling him: “This is what I want you to do.” Remind him about the importance of building friendship and help him to communicate better. It’s also vital to teach him problem-solving skills, which young people these days may lack. (Photos: 123RF.com)

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