The researchers said that sibling bullying often started when children are young, and that it is important to educate and help parents to intervene and reduce bullying between siblings in early childhood.
Derisive parents use demeaning or belittling expressions to humiliate or frustrate the child, without any obvious provocation. They tend to engage with the child with criticism, sarcasm, put-downs and hostility, and rely on emotional and physical coercion to obtain compliance.
Rather than investing energy and effort in trying to prevent our children from being subjected to this practice, we ought to focus instead on preparing them in their reactions to it. What steps can they take if and when they do face any kind of bullying?
Pediatricians and nurse practitioners should talk about the harmful effects of bullying with parents so that they can intervene early and reduce the victimisation that causes adolescents to consider suicide, so they will be able to live happier and healthier lives.
Another key takeaway is an anti-bullying helpline, along the lines of Childline. According to the circular, “It must operate confidentially and independently to help students in distress and also report incidents of bullying.”
According to recent reports, it is found that every third child is bullied in school and some of these kids are affected to such an extent that they do not mind ending their lives, just to stop the pain.