Bullying Therapy for Kids—Bullying Therapy at TherapyLand
Ali doesn’t want to go to school. In fact, she despises the idea, bursting into tears every morning when her mom wakes her up. She doesn’t say why, but she makes it very apparent that she doesn’t want to go to school–that she is scared to go to school. Ali’s mom knows that something is up, but she isn’t sure what. Is she struggling with this month’s lesson plan? Is she in a fight with a friend? She probes Ali further about what’s going on, but Ali refuses to talk.
Ali’s mom doesn’t know this, but Ali has fallen victim to bullying. The bully picks on her every day at school for her “ratty” shoes, her “childish” clothes, and makes other mean comments, too. Ali does her best to stand up to the bully, but she’d rather just stay home and not have to deal with it at all. It’s demoralizing—it makes her self-conscious, sad, and uncomfortable.
We have to save our kids whether they are bullied or they are bullying. They are all in pain. –Cat Cora
Bullying is common in grade school, among kids, adolescents, and teens. Often, bullies choose to taunt peers who have an observable difference or weakness. For example, common victims of bullying include kids with learning disorders or developmental disabilities, overweight children, and low-income students. Unfortunately, it is difficult to put a stop to bullying, as a parent. However, you can help your child better handle the toll that bullying might take on their mental health and wellbeing by setting them up with a child therapist. The child therapists at Thriveworks TherapyLand can help your child better respond to a bully’s tactics and also help them become more resilient. To schedule bullying therapy for your child in TherapyLand, just call your local Thriveworks office. We look forward to talking to you and meeting with your child!
Negative Effects of Bullying
Bullying is a hot topic today. Our society is becoming more and more aware of the repercussions bullying can have throughout life. When a child is bullied, they may begin to…
- Lose their self-worth
- Feel unsafe
- Fail academically
- Develop unhealthy coping mechanisms
If you fear that you child is being bullied at school, online, or in another social setting, there is no time to lose. When you connect your child with a Thriveworks bullying therapy, you are helping your child develop ways to manage their anger and pain, in a healthy, productive manner.
How Can I Help My Child When They’re Being Bullied?
As the parent, you are probably doing everything in your power to prevent the bullying from happening. You can talk to your child’s teachers, principal, guidance counselor, or coach. While these adults can help to manage the problem, we all know that bullying is oftentimes impossible to prevent or stop. Children can be mean to each other in secretive ways, away from the eyes, ears, or supervision of any adult.
By working with a Thriveworks TherapyLand counselor or therapist, you can help your child focus on dealing with an inevitable part of life. We all know that bullying can happen even for adults, possibly in the workplace or over social media. By helping your child remember their self-worth and develop healthy coping mechanisms, you are helping to create resilience for their lifetime.
Schedule Bullying Therapy with a Child Therapist in TherapyLand
When it comes to the emotional health of your child, you want to make the best choice possible. It can be hard to know who to trust in a sea of choices. Thriveworks providers are leaders in their field, ready to put their expertise to work for your child and your family. Unlike most therapy and counseling offices, we do not operate with a waiting list. We have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours, in most cases.
Don’t let your child suffer alone any longer. If your child is being bullied, you cannot afford to delay. We are here, ready to help. Call Thriveworks today.