Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying
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A child who is picked on by another child is being bullied. It's important that parents understand when, how and why bullying occurs.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this information:


Children most often targeted by bullies tend to easily cry, give in or get angry.


Bullying may occur socially, verbally or physically. It can happen at school, via the Internet or anywhere an adult isn't watching.
Bullying is more than being teased. It's about controlling other children.
Bullying often happens in front of other children.
Talk to your child about bullying, including how to handle situations when being bullied or witnessing it.

-- Diana Kohnle