The idea of anybody bullying your baby is absolutely devastating. It’s so upsetting that it probably stirs up feelings in you like, “I want to bully the kid bullying my kid!” Of course, you know that would only make matters worse. It’s hard to identify bullying sometimes. I’m not sure that all of the anti-bullying rhetoric and lectures has really slowed down bullying, so much as it has simply taught bullies to cover up their actions more—a chilling thought. You would hope that your child would come to you with any problem, but when it comes to bullying, your child can fear that “snitching” will only make the bullying increase. If bullying is happening, though, and you aren’t alerted to it, then you can’t stop it. Unfortunately, today, it is often up to the parent to detect bullying, because their kids won’t report it. From there, you can address it. Here are signs your child is being bullied and he’s hiding it.
Fake sick days
Your child regularly claims to not be feeling well and that he needs to stay home from school, but you don’t detect any true symptoms. He is adamant that he is sick, and throws tantrums, doing whatever he can to get out of going to school. But he didn’t used to be this way.