Raising Bully-Proofed Kids
Raising Bully-Proofed Kids

Article at a Glance

  • Victims of bullying can suffer from health and mental health problems like headaches, sleeping problems, depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide.
  • Those who are most likely to be bullied include children with an autism spectrum disorder, a food allergy, or who are perceived as different or weaker than their peers.
  • Parents can help their children by teaching them how to avoid becoming a target, how to stick up for themselves and others, and how to develop a strong sense of self.
Early developmental factors that can lead to bullying
Early developmental factors that can lead to bullying

Article at a Glance

  • Recent report identifies parenting behavior, child maltreatment, and excessive TV media as early developmental factors that can contribute to bullying.
  • Spending time together as a family enjoying frequent and positive parent-child interactions like reading, playing, or sharing meals together can reduce the likelihood of bullying.
  • If you are worried about your child’s aggression, you can help by modeling good behavior and empathy.
Autistic Children Five Times More Likely To Be Bullied

Article at a Glance Around 46% of children with autism reported being bullied within the previous year. Some of the characteristics of autism can make these children easy targets. By increasing understanding and empathy in our children we can help protect those with special needs. Anti-bullying programs have been credited with a recent decrease in … Continue reading “Autistic Children Five Times More Likely To Be Bullied”

Article Types


Sign up to our Newsletter

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Is Your Child Sick?

en español

Stay connected to your children’s health:

Want pediatric news, kid-friendly recipes and parenting tips?
Sign up for our patient parent newsletter:

Other great ways to connect: