Parents need to be aware that with school back in session, the threat of bullying returns.
Rosalind Wiseman, author of a book that was the basis for the hit film “Mean Girls” and the author of the new book “Masterminds and Wingmen,” talks with WTOP about how parents can help both children who are bullied and those who do the bullying.
Bullied children perceive that bullies have a “mythological power” over them.
“They have to know reaching out for help is not weakness, it’s really another kind of skill,” she says.
Wiseman says parents need to realize children who are bullies may act differently at home.
“It takes some strength to be able to acknowledge and admit their child has the capacity and is being cruel to other children.”
She says parents need to hold their children accountable.
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