Resources for Parents: Responding to Bullies

When a child is being picked on at school, sometimes the parents are the last people to hear about it. The pain and humiliation of the experience are so personal that many kids choose to suffer in silence rather than tell a grown-up.

We hope parents can use these stories as conversation starters with their kids.

Option 5 by Tim Shoemaker

Adventures of Average Boy: The Bully by Bob Smiley

Penelope Pepper and the Big Bully by Helen Stanphill (written for beginning readers)

Advances in phones and the Internet have unfortunately led to the rise of a new form of bullying. Learn how to protect your kids from cyber bullying in this article from

For additional resources on speaking to your kids about bullies, please call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459) or email