If You Saw This Happening, What Would YOU Do?

Anti-bullying video by Rob Bliss Creative. The 3 girls in the video are acting. What do the adults do? Last I saw in the comments, people especially liked "Harmonica Guy" 😉     Even if you don't want to actively engage bullies..... you can still play the Harmonica. There's always a way to be the person your dog already thinks you are. Thought for the week...

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About Aileen

I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • mun

    I wonder what I will do but here still not that common to see bullying in the open. The bullies usually do it when no other people except their gang is around.

    • http://raisingrockstar.com Aileen

      🙁 I think it’s one of those things that really impact tweens, teens and youth really negatively… not just the kids being bullied but I think the impact on bullies themselves from doing this is underestimated…

      • mun

        What is your opinion about parents who say “We rather our boy be the bully than to be bullied” when told by the teacher that their almost 3 year old boy hit another boy who just touch him lightly o on the arm because the other boy wanted to see the toy that was in his hand?

      • http://raisingrockstar.com Aileen

        Opinion re parents’ “We rather our boy be the bully than to be bullied” – I used to think this is true. But understanding that bullies are often more insecure than the bullied and misunderstood in that respect, I would say bullies are in fact a lot worse of than the bullied. A bullied child has someone to work with them, and naturally already recognises anyway how negative bullying is. A bully finds affirmation in behaving that way, may not necessarily be parented effectively out of it (in the sense that many parents will either hammer it out of them or close one eye rather than counsel) and someday will be a lot less resilient to bullying themselves.

        Until recently, we have been on and off encountering a 6 year old who bullies the Miss when not watched closely, and is sadly the product of parents “over-compensating” for her initially growing up with what they thought was a “big disadvantage.” The over-compensation has been terrible for her, because she has absolutely no friends, becomes increasingly jealous and manipulative about her mildly disabled older brother’s friendship with Rockstar, and rather than understanding that her choices of bad behaviour are costing her her friends instead works on “getting away with what she can”. The Miss, recipient of “bullying,” receives a far better lesson and we can manage the other girl’s treatment of her and explain it to her.

        2-3 year olds and hitting on the other hand… I’m not sure some of it isn’t instead partly knee-jerk reaction that certainly should be managed as well, but is way not as bad as in the case I mentioned above…

      • mun

        Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.