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What To Do About Bullies

Parents can’t expect young children to handle bullying on their own. UC psychologist Laura Nabors gives advice on how to help kids cope with what can be a tough – and sometimes violent – situation.

Date: 8/6/2003 12:00:00 AM
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826

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According to studies, as many as 7 percent of America’s eighth-graders stay home from school at least once a month because of bullies. Other studies suggest that between 5-15 percent of children will be bullied or exhibit bullying behavior. With Columbine and other tragedies involving school violence, parents and educators are learning that they cannot ignore bullying.

Laura Nabors, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, offers parents the following advice in dealing with this issue. Nabors works with children in clinical settings and the recommendations below are targeted for children from elementary school grades to early middle school.

Contact: Dr. Nabors will be out of town until Aug. 12. Office: 513-556-5537

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