TIP of the WEEK: Dealing with Bullying
January 29, 2016
Bullying can be a serious, life changing experience for any child. Children with PWS who are bullied can sometimes be unaware of what is happening to them and need the adults in their lives to step up even more. Our kids are so often extremely trusting of others and need to feel accepted by peers even more than the typical child. If you suspect that your child is being bullied in school address the situation immediately. Talk to the school administrators, the parents of your child’s schoolmates, and in some cases it may be necessary to involve the local police department. Because our kids usually cannot defend or stand up for themselves it is crucial that we are vigilant advocates for their safety and success in school.
Patrice Carroll is Latham Centers’ world-renowned Prader-Willi Syndrome specialist. She works with Latham Centers’ residents with PWS, their families and consultants, continuously learning and teaching about PWS best practices.