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Life is Tricky (on bullying)

Original post made by Marc Vincenti, Barron Park, on Dec 2, 2013

Joey is playing kickball.

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Posted by natz
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 5, 2013 at 1:21 am

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Posted by Duveneck parent
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

This entry points out many tricky issues. A big one is that the child displaying bullying behavior needs help also. It may only take as little as a conversation between the teacher or principal and the child to ask about what is going on in the child's life outside of the kickball game. Maybe his favorite Uncle died the night before or his dog was killed. Discipline may be appropriate for repeated incidences of bullying, but we should always be curious about the factors causing the bullying behavior.