Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How To Stop and Prevent Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying can be a serious problem for children with disabilities.  Let's talk about what to do if you think your child may be a victim.

The first task is identifying the problem. Not all children will tell their parents what is happening: A child may be afraid of retaliation, or he may be feeling too helpless and humiliated. And, of course, some children may have language disabilities, or may not realize they are being bullied. In fact, only about a third of bullied students will report to an adult.

A child who is being bullied may come home with unexplained injuries, lost books or torn clothes. Headaches and stomach aches may increase, grades may suffer, she may have trouble sleeping, or there could be other signs that something is wrong. If you