One out of every three kids is being bullied right now. Over fifty percent of teenagers are being bullied online with more girls than boys being bullied, although boys aren't excluded from it. And there are a lot of these kids committing suicide because of it; especially over the last few years. to those of us fifty and over, this looks like it's becoming a trend. But why?
With this younger generation so closely connected through the Internet and social media websites, they don't get any time to recover, or even have a couple of hours away from it. The barrage is constant. They can't escape it, even when they are home surrounded by their loving families. It is very tragic.
No one want to see their children or grandchildren have to suffer this kind of abuse. The children often don't talk about it. We have to learn to see the signs that the child may be experiencing some sort of trauma.
Dr Sabina Dosani M.B.B.S., M.Sc., M.R.C.Psych. is a consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Kari Centre, Auckland, New Zealand and co-editor of the British Medical Journal's Career Focus section. Sabina has also written for the Sunday Express, Guardian, Times 2 and Saga magazine. Watch the video below as she talks about how to recognize and tackle child and teenage emotional and behavioral problems.
In her book, Bullying (52 Brilliant Ideas) Dr. Sabina Dosani has put together 52 brilliant ideas to enable parents to help their children survive being bullied and become stronger and more confident people as a result. Including advice on identifying different types of bully, clever tips for not reacting to taunts, self-defence ideas for increased confidence and methods to take the wind out of a bully's sails, Bullying will help you to help your child find their own empowering way to take control of the situation and rid themselves of the fear that being bullied can bring. In Bullying Dr. Sabina Dosani has put together 52 brilliant ideas to enable parents to help their children survive being bullied and become stronger and more confident people as a result.
And even though it's written to help parents address these issues, that doesn't mean that as a grandparent, you can't help steer the course of the interchange by suggesting your grown son/daughter read this book with their kids. If you feel something might be wrong, after you read this book, you will have an idea for some leading questions you can ask, to see if there might be a problem.
This book is being offered free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion. Get it for free now, while you can.
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