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What to do when your kids tell you they’re being bullied

A child stands across a group of other children.
A child stands across a group of other children.
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There’s no perfect plan for how to react when your kid is bullied.

But talking about it is one way Arizona dad, Isaac Irvine, chose to deal when it happened to his 9-year-old son, Bodi. As reported by CBS News the boy had been growing his hair to donate to cancer patients, and was made fun of by his classmates. So his dad took the opportunity to share their conversation about the day’s events in a video on Facebook. It shows Isaac posing the questions: “What happened?” “How’d it make you feel, man?” and “Do you think you’re the only person who get’s bullied?” The video has garnered more than 60,000 views and serves as a teaching moment for parents and kids.

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