For most of our children, the question to each-other will not be "what did you learn this Christmas," but rather what did you get for Christmas?" Taking away the presents is the solutions, but rather it's a matter of proper perspective; getting your family focused this Christmas season with the right perspective. This incredible one month preparation and celebration teaches something to your children. What will they take away from this Christmas celebration? If you knew someone not of this world was watching, what would you do differently? He is and He's rooting for you to bring the children to Him.
We can remind ourselves, and our children if need be, that internet and cell phones are a privilege not a right. With allowing our children these privileges it requires the parent greater responsibility in monitoring.
There are two things that we can do as parents when our child has been cyber-bullied. The first is to take a breath. We need to realize that how we react to the situation can determine if our child will continue to come to us with these types of problems.
One of the other big ways to cyber-bully is to gang up on someone. When this happens home is not even a sanctuary from the constant picking and it is easy to see why kids feel so overwhelmed and alone.
In past generations children could run into their home for protection from the bullies outside. Unfortunately for today’s children that is not always the case. With the addition of the internet and social networking, today’s bullies can continue to pick on others even after school and at home.
There are attitudes we can watch for to help prevent our child from being the one who bullies.
Is there ever a time that it is permissible for our children to fight back? This is a question that may need to be answered family to family. However, there may be some Biblical insight for this.
It is our responsibility as parents to constantly observe our kids. If we are students of our children then it is easy to see when something is wrong. Depending our your child's personality they may not share with you when they are getting bullied. You may just see the signs that they are upset or it may even be one of the causes of them acting out themselves.