I Think My Daughter Is A Bully! What Can I Do?
I have a really tricky situation on my hands!
My daughter, Rebecca, is 14 years old – and over the last couple of years has changed from a sweet angel to a sarcastic, argumentative and angry teenager.
Last week I went to pick her up from school and was shocked to see her and a group of her friends picking on another girl and shoving her around.
When I asked her about it Rebecca didn’t even try to deny it. She said the girl was a ‘bitch’ and deserved what she got.
I don’t like this new Rebecca and I have a horrible feeling that this wasn’t an isolated incident.
How can I find out if my daughter really is a bully? And more importantly – how can I stop this behavior?
Frustrated and very sad.
As I read your letter I have two feelings. I, too, am saddened to hear this. Bullying is not something to be taken lightly and studies have shown it tends to be underreported. But I am also impressed that you are able to be honest about your daughter and her actions. Continuing on there, you are going to need to develop a plan and quick.
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