Bully Movie: What to do when your child is the perpetrator, not the victim

‘Child psychologists say one key to raising children who dont bully is to foster empathy in them, because people dont mistreat those with whom they empathize.

 

“Many children are very empathetic, and seem to come by it more naturally,” Reynolds says. “(With) other children, you do need to educate about that, and model that behavior.”

Sociologist Christine Carter of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center is author of the advice book “Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents” and teaches parenting classes. She says a first step to instilling empathy is to help children understand their own emotions, including giving them vocabulary for describing their feelings.’

 

 by Sue McAllister

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