Reducing Bullying with Parental Support

Researchers were able to identify children more likely to be bullied at school by looking at whether their parents had a “facilitative” style of parenting.  A facilitative parent is one who supports their child’s development of social skills and peer relationships. The children of facilitative parents where less likely to have poor peer relationships and were less reactive to the provoking of others. This study suggests that parents may have significant influence on the reduction of bullying in a school setting.

Abstract: Parenting Practices, Children’s Peer Relationships and Being Bullied at School, Journal of Child and Family Studies

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