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What to do? As a parent that is a common question when it comes to our children. When my son was being bullied at school by another student, my first reaction was to want to go directly to that student and his parents.

I wanted to drive to their home, confront them and demand an immediate stop. But, once i stepped back and realized that my son was not in any physical danger, I considered what was best for him, his self-confidence and his growth. What I figured was the best approach was to empower him, to reassure him and to share with him some tools that would allow him to stop the bullying. Do others think this is the best approach? Are there downsides to taking this approach?

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