Receiving feedback that your teen is failing math or being disruptive in class is slightly easier to navigate than being informed they are a bully. As parents our gut instinct is to protect our kids and on that basis we generally go into “my child wouldn’t do that” mode.
Being told that your teen is a bully can elicit quite an emotional reaction in parents – everything from anger and denial, to guilt, fear and shame. Regardless of how you choose to interpret the feedback, you can’t ignore it! So what can you do to move forward in a positive way?