Bullying is everywhere and adversely affects the growth of children in many ways. In addition to physical agony, children who are bullied are affected emotionally and are less likely to interact with others. The longer the period of being bullied, the greater the physical and emotional distress. And unfortunately it is hard for parents to know if their child is bullied or not. Not all children ask for help.
Parents should especially talk to their children and observe their moods before and after school. The child may not show as noticeable signs as we would like. If you suspect that your child is being bullied, check out the following behavior:
Refusal to attend school
Generally, children like to go to school. Because there are friends. However, if the child suddenly says that he does not want to go to school, he should doubt the bullying. A few weeks after school I usually like to go to school. Or if you say you do not want to go to school in a few months, there is something serious about it.
The thing to keep in mind is that you should speak calmly and quietly when you talk to your child. You should not pressure your child. You have to tell your child what he / she has experienced at school.
A change in attitude
If the child is being bullied, his attitude and behavior begin to change. Especially facial expression and mood will change. Parents are people who observe their children more closely than anyone else and know their children well. You should be careful if your child's expressions and actions are suddenly different from usual.
Changes in Sleep Patterns
According to a report in Medical Daily, 36% of children with sleep disorders were found to be bullied. Of those, 24.2% experienced nightmares, 9.3% experienced night-time phobias, and 12.6% walked while walking. Parents should look to their children to see if they have sleep disorders. Then you can find signs of bullying trauma a little sooner.
Children who are bullied are suffering from sleep disturbances because of cognitive and psychological trauma. This sleep disorder continues even if the child is old. Children with sleep disorders are more likely to experience smoking, depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and other psychiatric disorders.
Change in grades
Children who are bullied also have lower academic achievement. The grades may drop somewhat sharply. I do not want to go to school because I can not concentrate on classes. Also, as school becomes a place of fear and anxiety, not a fun and safe place for children anymore, the child becomes indifferent to school life.
As parents, you have to be careful that your academic performance does not change suddenly, and you should bear in mind that the cause may be something more than simply not following the lesson.
Keep away from friends
A child who is being bullied avoids hanging out or hanging out with other friends. It may be that a friend who was playing with a child at the time of his childhood may be the leader of bullying, or feared to have relationships with other children while experiencing bullying. Some kids have broken all their relationships with their children and have found new friends.
Children who are bullied may be hurt by their bodies. In particular, it hurts the shoulder or abdomen, which is hidden from the clothes and can not be seen easily. If you fall, you may get injured when you are injured or injured. And the toys or books are constantly lost, the clothes or the bag are torn, or the bruises that can not be explained as mentioned above.
Change in eating habits
Children who are harassed may change their eating habits rapidly. If you eat more quickly than usual or eat a lot of food at dinner, you may not have been able to eat lunch properly at school. Therefore, parents should always keep track of changes in their eating habits and look for reasons other than their growth.