Bullying is a hot term these days with "Zero Tolerance" school policies, etc. However sometimes kids get confused if someone is just 'being mean' or really 'bullying' them. Also some kids tattle on anything mean that is done, and other kids are afraid its not worth telling on even when they are being really bullied. So to figure out if your child is being bullied or not have them answer these questions on the Bullying Vs Meanness worksheet. Also if they are having difficulty figuring out when to tell or tattle see that decision worksheet and blog post on that topic.
General Parenting Interventions and Behavior Tips
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If your kid likes to tattle on classmates at school or siblings at home, it might help to have a conversation about "tattling" versus "telling" on someone, when its necessary.
Use this Decision Worksheet to figure out if you should tell an adult about something or not.