Celeb mom and Beyonce’s little sister Solange Knowles took to her Twitter earlier today to show her support for the anti-bullying movements going on, and to suggest a movement of her own: getting parents involved in anti-bullying efforts. Solange tweets:
“I think the #itgetsbetter campaigns are amazing, but I honestly feel like there needs to be a national push towards the parents!!
Parents need to talk to children & tell them how serious it is when they tease, joke , banter, form groups against, & explain consequences!
I believe my son is a very loving, considerate, & nice boy, but U cant put ANYTHING past your children when U send them into the big world!”
She raises a good point. Talking to children about the seriousness of bullying before they are bullied or have the chance to become a bully might actually be as affective as talking to them after the fact. So many parents just assume that their kids would never be involved in something so terrible, but isn’t that always the case? Rather than waiting to find out that your child is a bully or being bullied, it seems reasonable to remind parents to talk to their kids from the start.
How have you discussed the topic of bullying with your children?
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