I think the most important step to helping your child deal with bullying is to create a safe and understanding bond between you and your daughter or son. It’s so scary to open up to a parent or adult about what you are going through, especially if you don’t even know how to articulate it. Make sure that your child knows that their voice is heard and valued by you. Make sure that they know that you will never leave their side and you will fight for their happiness.
I know that it’s important for kids to find their voice and advocate for themselves, but once in a while, we all need a superhero. Be that superhero for your child. Show them that you will be there every step of the way. Coach them on how to speak up for themselves or report incidents to teachers. Watch movies and TV shows about bullying and social isolation with your son or daughter. Be not only their parent, but also their buddy, safety net, and superhero.