my kid is a bully?!
Instead of trying to justify his aggressive behaviour or dismiss it as a naughty moment, find out why he is acting this way, suggests
Does bullying occur at home?
If a child is raised in a family where aggression occurs regularly, he is likely to behave this way, too.
Has your child been bullied? Is he allowed to release tension at home?
Maybe he is on the receiving end of teasing or physical assaults from his elder siblings. If so, he might vent his anger by bullying others at the playground. You just saw your four-yearold forcefully push another child off the swing and then happily climb onto it himself.
You are distraught: You love your child but not his bullying behaviour. Before showing anger, disappointment or even embarrassment, ask yourself the following questions: