By Cheryl Bayo
Middle School and High School are prime time for social conflicts.
The term “bullying” is used frequently in situations where one person feels as though another is not being nice to them. In reality, “bullying” is a recurring pattern of unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves real or perceived power imbalance. Parents might ask themselves, “How do we determine if an interaction rises to the level of bullying?” “How do we help our students navigate difficult situations?” and “What consequences should be given to the bully?” These can be challenging questions to answer.