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My son is a bully! Help!!

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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My 12 y/o DS is a bully. He is constantly picking on his 3 brothers most of the time. Im to the point where I don't know why to do with him.....Consequences haven't helped, he's still rude to us. I've never heard anything bad from school so I'm assuming that it's I only at home...
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Barabell
by Barbara on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

My suggestion is to work on teaching him empathy.

Here are some websites that have information on teaching empathy:

http://www.parentingscience.com/empathy-in-children-and-teens.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/210812-how-to-teach-children-empathy-with-activities/

psych_mom
by Stacy on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

It is common for sublings to pick on each other, but not constantly. I agree with Barbara about teaching empathy.

-KJ
by Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM
Thanks I will check these out!

He's calling names and constantly picking weather they tell him to atop or not. It probably is the empathy part that he's missing because it doesn't show that it bothers him when they do it to him.

Also don't know if we should talk about how bullying affects people to the point of suicide? Is he too young for that? He has done bullying stuff at school for the Dare program tho


Quoting Barabell:

My suggestion is to work on teaching him empathy.

Here are some websites that have information on teaching empathy:

http://www.parentingscience.com/empathy-in-children-and-teens.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/210812-how-to-teach-children-empathy-with-activities/


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fineyouguyswin
by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 7:01 PM
Just beat him :)I lol totally joking i agree with the other ladies.
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-KJ
by Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 7:10 PM
Although the thought has crossed my mind and so did a bunch of not so nice words that went through my head this morning when we were at the beach. Funny how we had to leave because of my 12 year old and not my 6 year old!


Quoting fineyouguyswin:

Just beat him :)I lol totally joking i agree with the other ladies.

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fineyouguyswin
by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Haha sometimes my oldest acts worst them my youngest. Driives me nuts

Quoting -KJ:

Although the thought has crossed my mind and so did a bunch of not so nice words that went through my head this morning when we were at the beach. Funny how we had to leave because of my 12 year old and not my 6 year old!




Quoting fineyouguyswin:

Just beat him :)I lol totally joking i agree with the other ladies.

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Barabell
by Barbara on Jul. 22, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I would research and discuss all the affects of bullying. At 12 years old, he should understand the full consequences of his actions. Given that my son is the same age and we've had talks about death and what suicide is, I don't think he's too young.

Quoting -KJ:

Thanks I will check these out!

He's calling names and constantly picking weather they tell him to atop or not. It probably is the empathy part that he's missing because it doesn't show that it bothers him when they do it to him.

Also don't know if we should talk about how bullying affects people to the point of suicide? Is he too young for that? He has done bullying stuff at school for the Dare program tho


Quoting Barabell:

My suggestion is to work on teaching him empathy.

Here are some websites that have information on teaching empathy:

http://www.parentingscience.com/empathy-in-children-and-teens.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/210812-how-to-teach-children-empathy-with-activities/



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