Bullying. It’s a normal part of growing up and going to school—and then we all move on. Well, that’s what a lot of us think, but it couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Research shows that being bullied can lead to emotional and behavioral problems, plus cripple basic life skills—years after your last report card. The effects damaged social skills, employment, and even led to greater levels of depression and anxiety.
Maybe you were bullied.
So how can a study about your past help you now? It can be a wakeup call to get help. Repressed anger, shame, or other emotions can be dealt with successfully. Healing from low self-esteem and other wounds can be a reality. Talk to a pastor, a counselor, or start with a trusted friend. Your past doesn’t have to bully you anymore.
Here are some more of my blogs on this topic:
- Rules for Preventing Bullying
- How to help your child cope with a bully
- The Truth about Bullying and How to Protect Your Child
- Spanking your kid could hatch a bully? Don’t bet on it!
- Bullies Target Obese Kids
- Obese kids more apt to be bullied, study confirms
- Young teens underestimate bullying … wonder “Is it just me?”
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