Psychologist Dr. Max Wachtel recommends having empathy for the bully to combat their behavior.
Having empathy for a bully actually helps the child affected in many ways. Dr. Wachtel offered these examples:
- They have more (and better quality) friends
- They do better in school
- They feel more in control and are more assertive
- They are more likely to confront inequality when they see it without resorting to violence
- Others see them as leaders
Kyle Dyer, USA