(Empathic Parenting) Being empathetic to bullies

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

The One Rule For Boys By Dr. Max Wachtel