Parents have always had dilemmas about letting their kids out into the world. It is very natural for parents to be concerned about their kids, and to worry about them. If it was possible, I’m sure a lot of parents would have happily stayed with their children 24/7 –just to watch over them while they go to school, while they play in the park, while they sleep over with their friends.
Alas, this is not possible, and also not healthy for both parent and child. Letting a child on his own gives him the opportunity to develop as an individual, to bond with other people, and to decide for themselves. But parents will always be concerned, especially when they know that there are prowlers around, just lurking and waiting for an opportunity to strike.
One common concern of parents is bullying. While they can always protect their kids from bodily or mental harm, whenever they are around, they cannot do so when they are away from their kids. And nowadays there is even the more complicated, the more “present” cyberbullying.
Parents need to toe the line when it comes to getting information about their kids. They cannot obviously become stalkers on Facebook just to watch out if there are bullies lying about. They can’t call on these bullies and tells them to back off – that will definitely have some repercussions. The safest way will be to communicate to the kids and to tell them that parents are always just waiting for their cry of help, and that they are constantly loved, no matter what.
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