Here is a talk I gave to the Laguna Beach PTA about Emotional Bullying. Emotional Bullying or as some call it, "relational aggression" is the most common type of bullying that occurs in middle school and high school today.
Just to recap...
The key components of emotional bullying:
Emotional Bullying examples:
Signs to look out for if your child/teen is being emotionally bullied:
1. Feel rejected, socially inept, inadequate, unattractive and unlikable
2. Suffer from depression
3. Develop low self-esteem
4. Experience eating and sleeping disorders
5. Suffer academically
6. Struggle to make healthy friendships
If your child/teen is experiencing any of these signs, my parental advice is to practice the "3 E's" to help our child/teen:
I go into detail for each "E" in the video and talk about WHY emotional bullying happens. I hope this brings you value and creates an action plan to empower yourself and your child/teen.