Please don’t tell me my child is a bully

The internal conflict and mixed messages we send our kids when it comes to bullying. I recently asked my brother what he wanted most for his firstborn son who is only four months old. “I want him to be happy and I don’t want him to be a bully,” he said. Most of us have a visceral reaction to bullying. It’s often because of difficult childhood experiences and what we believe a good person to be. My brother (who doesn’t mind me sharing) was a socially awkward kid who struggled at school because of dyslexia. Highly intelligent, he learnt how to read thanks to early diagnosis and early intervention. However, he always struggled to convey his thoughts in decipherable, error-free handwriting. So,

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