Today Contributor Cathy Areu talks about her encounter with mom bullies at school. In an article published on Today.com entitled, “I’m Cathy and I’m the victim of mom bullying’: 5 tips for surviving mom bullies” she writes about her experience of being harassed by other moms at her child’s school.
She interviewed The Friendship Doctor asking for advice for how a mom should handle mom bullies when she encounters them in the schoolyard, playground or PTA.
Advice in short for dealing with mom bullies:
- Avoid them!
- If you can’t completely avoid the bully, then distance yourself to the extent that you can.
- Do not take anything personally. You’re not alone. The bullies are probably bullying others.
- Don’t rally others to your team. Fighting a bully with bully tactics never works.
- Protect your child. Don’t let the bully hurt your child with his/her words or actions.
Previously on The Friendship Blog:
Category: Mean girls