How parents can spot when their kids are the victim of bullying

[KARE 11 News, November 16, 2022] One out of every five kids in Minnesota is bullied on a weekly basis, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. As a parent, it's not always evident this is happening, so we got professional advice on what you can watch for.

As a Clinical Director at Allina Health, Dr. Meghan Miller knows the social impact bullying can have on children. She said losing interest in things they previously enjoyed is a huge red flag, and "you might also see an increase in anxiety-like symptoms, worrying, maybe even depression-like symptoms." 

Dr. Miller said it's important parents and caregivers provide the necessary support – and part of that is picking up on the signs of bullying – like if a child starts expressing isolating behavior or there is a negative change in academic performance, among other things.

Posted on November 16, 2022 in Mental Health and Addiction

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