When I was growing up the attitude was that kids should “fight it out amongst themselves.”
Children however are not adults and they require constant supervision.
Cruelty towards younger, weaker or vulnerable kids is common and traumatizing.
Kids do suffer even if you don’t see them being kicked or punched or excluded.
They suffer even if they can’t express it to you.
They suffer even if it seems to you that they are “safe at home,” “in school,” or “just running around with their friends outside.”
Don’t be afraid to get involved.
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal (Dossy). All opinions are the author’s own.
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