#005: How To Deal With Bullying: An Interview with Counselor, David Thomas

Bullying is at epidemic levels, and the ways that our children can be bullied are only increasing as their access to technology expands every day.

What is a Christian parent to do when their children is being bullied?

What if their child IS the bully?

On this episode of the Million Praying Moms podcast, join Brooke and Erin as they interview counselor, author, speaker, and co-creator of Raising Boys and Girls, David Thomas, in a vital and timely conversation. Grab a pencil and notepad because you’re going to want to take notes!

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3:00 – Introduction to today’s episode – One of the most listened to MOB Live shows

4:00 – Pray the Word Journal – Get it now!

6:20 – Introduction of David Thomas

9:00 – What is bullying? As parents we need to learn how to distinguish the difference between bullying and conflict.

13:35 – Ask your kids – Is this abuse and mistreatment or a simple misunderstanding?

18:00 – What are the ways bullying has changed over the years?

22:45 – What is the effect of violent video games on kids?

26:45 – Let’s talk about cyber bullying.

29:30 – What are some signs for parents to look for if bullying is happening?

31:30 – At what age can bullying start?

34:50 – What are some signs for parents to look for if your kid is the bully?

41:30 – When do I step in and help my child? Find the balance of empathy and asking questions.

49:20 – What are the appropriate steps for parents to take when it is time to step in?

57:20 – How can you reach your child’s heart if they are the bully?

1:03 – Practice role playing with your kids in handling situations.

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