Updated: Feb 19
𝟓 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐍𝐞𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐁𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐰 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐄𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐦
As a parent of a young child, middle schooler or teen, you may have watched your child experience emotional or verbal bullying.
In over 21 years of coaching kids and teens, most of my clients have shared that they have experienced some kind of emotional and or verbal bullying. Parents and kids often are frustrated by the lack of help or effective strategies they receive at school or activities. I want you to know, as a parent, there is help and hope and ways to teach your child strategies to manage bullying and maintain or even grow self esteem.
I have a video I created called 5 Strategies to Neutralize Verbal Bullying and Grow Self Esteem.
You can watch that video right now at . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP6gc7gr0wU .
Bullying can, and often does, have a negative and sometimes permanent effect on self esteem. But it doesn’t have to. Kids who bully are seeking and addicted to the power and attention they get when they elicit a reaction or emotional response from their victims. Kids with unshakeable self esteem give bullies nothing to feed their addiction.
Bullies not only have little to no effect on them, bullies tend to lose interest in them altogether, because they get no attention, reaction or emotional response.
The 5 Ways to Neutralize Verbal Bullying and Grow Self Esteem mentioned in this video can really help kids handle common things like verbal bullying, taunting and putdowns, and allow them to maintain and even GROW their self esteem.
There will always be bullies, because there will always be wounded people, who have no other way to feel powerful.
Opting out of reacting or retaliating to teasing, taunting or verbal bullying, robs the bullies of their power. Instead of responding with anger ,sadness or other emotions, we can show bullies that they have NO POWER or effect on our self-esteem and happiness.
Unshakeable self esteem and confidence is THE ULTIMATE antidote to verbal bullying. Your children CAN have unshakeable self confidence and self esteem, EVEN in the presence of verbal bullies.