4. Teach the Child How to Respond

There is a three step tool to help your child deal with bullies. It is a catchy expression โ€˜talk, walk, squawkโ€™ and is highly recommended by experts. It means when faced with a bully, first talk to him or her eye to eye, donโ€™t abuse but ask him to stop. Next, turn around and walk away. It is important not to run, because this may make the bully feel more powerful. And thirdly, squawk to an adult as soon as possible. This may require you to identify an approachable adult at school.

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