Is your child developing strange behavioural problems. A few tell tale signs can suggest that your child is being bullied. I am not a profesional counselor by any mean but rather did some extensive research of a few traits prior to my son starting school for the first time. Here are a few to question and deal with them before it becomes a very bad situation to handle. Talking to your child often and building up strong family relationships can mean a child can tell you they are being bullied and you can intervene before its too late. Not all children tell their parents though. you can later explore further just in case another problem is the cause of a child's unusual behaviour.
1.If your child has a quiet and shy personality bullying can often go a miss. A child who does not feel they can approach a parent will often not tell you there is a problem, or if they keep coming in from playing outside telling you "mum they keep hitting me" you can sometimes be so busy and sick of them coming in every 10 minutes or so that you "say oh go on and play", sometimes you want them to fend for them selves and stick up for themselves but bullies often pray on children who don't fight back. so when bulling has become a very serious issue your child will feel they are unable to approach you with any serious problem at all.A child can become withdrawn and not want to play outside after school with their friends.
2.Stealing - A child may result in stealing/shop lifting and hiding things from you and then giving them away to try make new friends, it often has the bullies then stealing from their lunch boxes, pocket money etc because they are known as a soft touch, and the child who is bullied will feel they will leave me alone if i give into them. which is often not the case.The other children could still not want to make friends with your child and may even cause more children to bully your child.. look out for hidden toys, pens, chocolate bars, money hidden under the pillow or bed which you know you havent given them pocket money for.