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Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians answer your health questions.

Dr. Jennifer Shu

Question & Answer

Question

How can we help our child avoid being bullied?

Answer

Avoiding a bully is one reason your child may be reluctant to go to school. If you suspect a problem like this, you need to take action to ensure your child's safety and well-being. You should tell your child not to react to the bully; however, if this doesn’t work, encourage your child to be assertive with the bully. Also encourage your child to form strong friendships to prevent being singled out by a bully. If the problem persists, talk to your child’s teacher or principal.