Parents urged to stop viscous cycle of bullying in Bronx schools

Child psychologists are urging Bronx parents to put an end to bullying, which can quickly escalate with damaging results.

Doctor Martha Mendez-Baldwin categorizes bullying as physical, verbal or relational. Mendez-Baldwin describes relational bullying as being manipulative and gives the example of a bully wanting a toy from another child to end the torment.Experts say regardless of the type of bullying, parents must listen to their children?s cries for help and take the situation seriously. Mendez-Baldwin feels ignoring the situation or treating it like a right of passage only empowers the bully.

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