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Bullying: Help Your Child Avoid Being a Target

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Are there strategies you can teach your child to help them NOT be the subject of the local bully?
Air Date: 9/17/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Bob Sege, MD
segeredoRobert Sege, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP is a practicing pediatrician, Chief of the Division of Family and Child Advocacy and Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, the Massachusetts Children’s Trust Board, and is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington DC. Dr. Sege received the AAP’s 2008 Fellow Achievement Award for his work on youth violence prevention. His academic interest is in the prevention of child abuse and youth violence; he has spoken to audiences on these and related topics across the country. Dr. received his BS for Yale, his PhD from MIT, his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Boston. Bob lives in the Boston area, where he and his wife Karen have three young adult children.
Bullying: Help Your Child Avoid Being a Target
Whether on the school playground or in the neighborhood park, children sometimes find themselves the target of bullies.

When that happens, these bullies can not only frighten a youngster -- shaking his confidence and spoiling his play -- but they can also cause bodily injury.

Avoiding a bully is one reason your child may be reluctant to go to school.

Perhaps he is being forced to relinquish his lunch money to this bully. Or, he might be fearful of physical harm. If you suspect a problem like this, you need to take action to ensure your child's safety and well-being.

Here to offer some strategies your child can adopt with your help, and which will help make him safer, is special guest, Dr Bob Sege.
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