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Teach Kids About Bullies

BULLIES, How in the world are we to handle them?

And, How in the world do we teach our kids to handle them?

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Stick up for themselves and stand-up to the bullies.
---Marty on 11/2/07

Read 1 Peter 2:13-23 and know that "masters" also includes those in authority in the schools and local businesses. If you bully back as a believer and go against the rules set in place (even if someone else breaks them), you are held accountable before God for yourself and what you teach your children. How's that for spiritual wisdom and discernment?
---Linda on 10/18/07

As for following peace with all men, as much as is possible, I ask you, "How much is possible with God?" Or how much is impossible with Him? The key words are "with Him". Not with Him=against Him.
---Linda on 10/18/07

"If you can just fight back or shove back , whatever. The bully usually backs down and find someone else to pick on.Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire."

So, your idea of dealing with a bully is to become a bully yourself and compromise the testimony of Christ in your life? What happened to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" or "revile not in return"?
---Linda on 10/18/07

Oh, and I have never seen a firefighter fight fire with fire. He fights it with water. Fighting fire with fire just makes more fire and burns more people, even the one fighting the fire. You can't hold fire in your hands and not be burned yourself. Don't you see that?
---Linda on 10/18/07

You will get the same results as the world. Real spiritual discernment will find the "bully's" need and meet him where he is to raise him up...and the need isn't to beat other kids up. It goes far deeper than the surface "show". Go the way of the world and destroy a soul right along with it. We are in the rescuing business, right?
---Linda on 10/18/07

By the way, I walk by faith and not by sight. Walking by faith requires hearing the Word of God. Your brand of "religious bullying" doesn't move me at all except with compassion for the plight of "victims" and "bullies" everywhere who are all victims of the fall of Adam and overcomers only in, by, and through Christ.
---Linda on 10/18/07

Robyn, I gave the only answer on here that required the aid of the Holy Ghost to deal with a problem and you tell me that "I" need spiritual wisdom and discernment? I even gave a real life example. That would be funny if it wasn't so sad. Do you even have a remote clue as to the promises God has made us and our children? Try Psalm 91 on for size and look at the qualifications for "no evil shall befall you nor shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling".
---Linda on 10/18/07

Or how about Isaiah 54:13-15? There was not one thing in your advice that required either spiritual wisdom or discernment. Instead, you condemn me for believing God. Oh, and where do you find "God helps those who help themselves"? Hesitations 3:18?

If you want to utilize the wisdom of the world to deal with your problems, go ahead. Just know that that wisdom is earthly, demonic, and sensual and has nothing to do with God. You won't get a God result.
---Linda on 10/18/07

Linda: You need spiritual wisdom and discernment. God will help you when you decide to get up and help yourself. He will guide and lead you in the right path. A bully may not go away on his/her own. If they do, you may go with them. To a grave or the nearest hospital. I would rather be prepared. I follow peace with all men,,,as much as possible. This is what the bible says. "As much as possible"are the key words. That does not work with some people(bullies etc..) I refuse to be a victim.
---Robyn on 10/17/07

teach him/her to be the best one who could grorify God.
---dsda on 10/17/07

Linda, I can only add, AMEN
---charles on 10/17/07

Teach them self-respect.
---catherine on 10/16/07

Standing up to them usually puts an end to their bullying. A bully usually need help and is a coward. If you can just fight back or shove back , whatever. The bully usually backs down and find someone else to pick on.Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. Taking a self defense class for kids and adults is a good start also. Learn to fight defensively. Use tactics to subdue someone without deadly consequences but if the bully persist,use more force. That should send him/her packing real quick.
---Robyn on 10/16/07

Train up a child in the Way and he'll be able to cope with bullies. I know alot of people believe homeschooling is best, but it doesn't offer the "bully" training that you receive in public schools. That's where you'll find the hands on training - hand to hand, fist to fist, elbow to elbow, box your chops kind of bully training. If you miss all of that that, you're not equipped when you meet them in the workplace. Bullies, they're everywhere.
---Bob on 10/16/07

I tell my children if someone is picking on them then tell an adult or come tell me & then I take it to the parents of the bully with the concern, if it doesn't stop take it to the police, more then likly the parents will tell their bully children to stop because they donot want CPS or any other higher authority involved. Point is you ca'nt hide from them, you have to face it headon by taking your part of the responsiblity.If they're just making side jokes my children walk away ignoring them.
---Candice on 10/16/07

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So, how do you handle bullies? You don't. You let the Holy Ghost handle them through instruction. Protection for us and our children is a redemptive benefit. Believe that and then receive instruction. Then do what He says. Keep in mind that He does not fight the way the world does. What He says to do probably will not make any sense at all to the natural mind so you better have your ear inclined to hear, not bent down to the dust. This is called walking in the power and presence of the Holy Ghost.
---Linda on 10/16/07


My mentor has a son who, when he was going to school, carried his Bible with him every day and everywhere. The school bullies would pick on his mercilessly on the bus, in the building, on the playground. This took place every day.
---Linda on 10/16/07

One day he came face to face with the "charge bully" who said to him,"You are such a wimp. Why do you carry that Bible with you every where you go?" To which he replied, "If you think you are so big, let's see you carry it all day every where you go." Bully shuts up. End of bullying and end of case. How is that for wisdom for the hour?
---Linda on 10/16/07

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