Being Over-protective Could Expose Your Child to Bullying

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By Molly Clifton

A new study shows poor parenting, including overprotection, increases a child’s risk of being bullied.

Researchers analyzed 70 studies of more than 200,000 children.

They found negative parenting, including abuse and neglect, increases a child’s chances of both being a bully and of being a victim.

Researchers say parents who try to shield their children from all negative experiences may prevent their children from learning how to deal with bullies on their own, making them more vulnerable.

 



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