5 Steps to Stopping a Bully

Teach your children how to avoid bullying.
—From an article by Jonathan Cox.

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“Standing up to a bully” can bring to mind a frightening confrontation. But there is a better way to handle a bullying problem. Jonathan Cox, a psychologist and assistant clinical professor at BYU, offers sound principles and a practical approach to teach your children to put a stop to bullying.

Steps to Teach Your Children


The Fifth Step

Parents, the next step is for you. Cox says that if the bullying continues, keep speaking up, going up the chain of authority until the bullying stops.

Cox reminds parents, “One of the most important gifts we can give our children is a safe place to turn if they need help.” Seek to build relationships of trust with your children so that bullies and their victims can find safety and hope with your love.

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What should I do if I suspect my child is bullying?

• Watch “Bullying—Stop It,” a powerful video based on President Dieter F. Uchtdorf's talk, "The Merciful Obtain Mercy."