Blossom Together 🌸 Spring Sale
Join Our Community & Gift a Membership to a Friend!"

The Best Way to Teach Kids to Stand Up for Themselves

No items found.

I wish we didn't have to deal with bullying. I am hoping that if I run my mouth enough on the internet eventually we will see a decrease in bullying because we will see an increase in children getting what they need from their parents.

BUT. Even if we all gave our children secure emotional support, kids go through stages where they test relational boundaries and are crappy to each other.

SO. We must help our littles develop the skills necessary to stand up and set boundaries when other kids or grown ups are being bulls.

Educating them about bullying and maltreatment is good, but what's even better, is when you model how to do it.

Did your stomach just drop? Mine too. It's hard to stand up to people who are bullying us or just being generally rude and disrespectful to us. But our kids need us to. They need to see it can be done clearly and without violence. They need to see that we are capable of it so that they don't feel responsible to protect us, or protect their pain from us in fear of burdening us.

Who could you practice standing up to in front of your child? Or what boundaries could they see you draw even though the other person doesn't want you to?

If you are struggling with how to do this, write in the comments, and then take good care of each other there with ideas and encouragement.


Join the Attachment Nerd Herd Membership—your go-to support system for thriving parenthood!

Similar to what you just watched

Restraint Collapse: Aka Why Your Children Fall Apart After a Day Away from You

Learn about the concept of Restraint Collapse and how children rely on their attachment relationship to express their emotions in this insightful video, which provides tips on how to offer compassion and a safe space for your kids to release their emotional tensions after holding it together all day.

Three Signs that Someone Who has been Abusive is Making Genuine Change

In this video, learn about the risk of relapse for individuals who have been abusive in the past, and the confusion surrounding whether someone has truly changed, as well as the importance of recognizing true change, moving on, and being aware of the signs of abuse.

What Your Dog Can Teach You About Making Your Kid Feel Worthy

Parenting can be hard. You want to do everything you can to make your kid feel worthy, but sometimes it feels like you're just not sure what to do. Luckily, dogs offer some great advice!

Your free video usage has reached its limit.
Access this Video
Already a member? Login Here
Your free video usage has reached its limit.
Access this Video