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Tips for Addressing Childhood Conflict

Someone called me today about her sister bullying, yelling at her, and feeling entitled.

No matter who is bullying you or your child, even if they are your family members, you have to focus on stopping the bullying. No one should be allowed to scare you or make you feel bad. Please.

These are steps for teaching your children to reduce childhood conflict.

Step 1: You have to walk away from the bad behavior and the person that is hurting you.

Step 2: You have to make sure that it never happens again. Do whatever you have to do without violence. If you need help get help, you have to make sure the message is clear, that the bullying is unacceptable.


Veera Mahajan

Veera Mahajan is an inspirational author and speaker. She is a passionate advocate for the eradication of domestic abuse and empowering women. She is an advocate for joyful living through a peaceful dispute resolution. Her book DOMESTIC ABUSE, UNREPORTED CRIME talks about domestic abuse awareness and getting rid of abuse… MORE >

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