You Just Found Out Your Kid Is Being a Bully. Now What?

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Ada Calhoun on Sep 8, 2010 at 2:32PM

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a Ada Calhoun on Sep 8, 2010 at 2:43PM

Kids usually don't lash out at other kids arbitrarily. So if your kid is doing it, there's probably a reason. "Bullying is a relational problem," says Borba. Could it be that your child lacks friends? Does he want to feel powerful? Is he lacking self-esteem? Or empathy? Is he rebelling? Has he figured out that's how to get his way? Some of these problems can be fixed through lessons, changes at home or with some maturation. Knowing why it's happening may help you stop it.

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