Talking to kids when they are being bullied

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Talking to kids when they are being bullied

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If you feel your child is being bullied, whether it is at school or online, you need to talk to them. They say that 50 percent of the time, a child won't tell a parent or any adult if they are being bullied, so you need to investigate a little bit. After you find out that there is some bullying, then you need to take some type of action. I know that kids are like, "Please don't tell the principal or the teacher or the other kids because they are afraid of retaliation." Experience and research actually shows, that you do have to go and confront either the bully or their parents, or the school. Make sure you take actions and just go, "I'll let my child take care of that." It's lead to from depression to suicide.

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Chris Fulton, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Christopher Fulton is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been in private practice for over ten years. He received his doctorate in 1994 from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Dr. Fulton has clinical training and experience in a variety of settings, and also has administrative, teaching, supervision, consulting, research and psychological testing experience. Dr. Fulton provides consultation and ongoing therapy for children, adolescents and adults. He conducts group, individual, couples and family therapy and actively works with a variety of childhood disorders, including: adjustment disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant and other emotional-behavioral disorders. Among his most frequent areas of concentration is divorce, for which Dr. Fulton offers therapy for all involved.

Utilizing research-supported methods in treatment, Dr. Fulton's approach to therapy involves a combination of cognitive-behavioral, family systems and interpersonal interventions. In his work with children, Dr. Fulton involves parents and assists them in developing appropriate responses to their children, since he believes that ultimately the parent will make the most significant impact on the child. Dr. Fulton helps parents establish appropriate boundaries, communication and methods of discipline in order to increase positive relationships with their children.

 
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