Signs that your child is being bullied

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Signs that your child is being bullied

There are a number of red flags for bullying. As a parent, you need to figure out what they are. Remember that kids are part of a social context. That means that their friends mean the most to them. When they start doing things where they start to avoid their friends or avoid activities that they love to do or see them not wanting to do the things they normally love. Say to yourself, "Hey, something is up." You need to talk to your child about that. It's also really important to know that kids can show symptoms differently. Young kids might not have the words to let you know, but they may just feel sick. Physical symptoms like stomach aches, pain, tiredness. Things you might not even relate to bullying. But if they don't have the words, kids are much more susceptible at young ages, to show symptoms.

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Joel Haber, PhD

Psychologist, Bullying & Parenting Expert, Author

Dr. Joel Haber is a Clinical Psychologist and internationally recognized bully prevention and parenting expert. He was selected as a webinar leader and a speaker for the Obama Administration Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention initiative.  He was also an invited participant to the Second Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit in 2011. His recent book, Bullyproof Your Child for Life: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting and Bullying for Good set the bullying standard for schools, camps, sports, organizations and families dealing with bully prevention and intervention. He recently published The Resilience Formula: A Guide to Proactive, Not Reactive Parenting.  He is a consultant and expert to the American Camp Association, and to LG Electronics as a member of (, providing cyberbullying and mobile harassment expertise to parents and families. He is an advisor to Cartoon Network’s anti-bully campaign: Stop Bullying: Speak Up.  He is an expert for No Snap Judgments: The Addams Family Broadway Show- National Campaign to promote acceptance and tolerance amongst our youth. He is also co-founder of Tool Kits for Kids (, recipient of five national parenting awards for helping parents and kids develop the tools and emotional life skills to overcome worry, build confidence and develop resilience. He has written and published extensively, speaking each year to thousands of parents and educators to help make children’s lives, safer and better. 

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