Good Inside with Dr. Becky

What to Do When Your Kid Is Bullied

Episode Summary

When we hear about our kids being teased, bullied, or left out, it tends to bring up painful memories from our own childhoods. As a result, we often jump to helping our kid get out of that awful experience, saying things like "Say this to stand up for yourself!" or "You don't have to hang with those kids!" But these responses make a child feel even more alone. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky offers guidance to three parents on how to talk to their kids about bullying. She explains why confidence and connection are the best ways to support a child who is being bullied, and offers practical strategies to help your child believe in themselves no matter what others say.<p/>  <p/>  A preview of the good inside this episode:<p/>  (3:30-4:16): When our kids feel left out<p/>  (9:54-11:05): Building resistance to bullying<p/>  (16:35-18:01): Preparing a child in advance for bullying<p/>  (22:53-24:51): Three Takeaways<p/>  <p/> Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/ <p/> Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/ <p/> Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/ <p/> <p/> This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”