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Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years by Michelle Icard

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#5

Put-Downs and Comebacks

Preparing to Deal with the Middle School Bully

My daughter is being bullied at school. Do I make her stick up for herself, change schools, let her stay home? I’m at a loss. How do I help her get through this?

To begin with, I’m sorry she’s going through this. This is becoming an increasingly common topic, but that doesn’t make it any less painful when your child is targeted. It can feel like your heart is being stepped on to discover that someone you love is being systematically excluded, harassed, or humiliated for another person’s social gain.

Because bullying is so devastating, I want to be sure we’re working from the same definition, because the response to bullying should be swift and strong.

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