Bullying continues to be a problem in this country. And sometimes on the playground, “you’re adopted” can be an insult. And if you really were adopted? Watch out. Kids often have an underdeveloped sense of empathy, and they’ll do whatever they can to push any buttons they think might create pain for a bullying target. So if they think saying “Your real parents didn’t want you” is going to hurt, they’re going to try it. If “You don’t look anyone else in your family” is going to hurt, they’re going to try that.
So how much do you know about arming your child against bullies?