Question: What do you do about a bully? My son is on a sports team and one child seems to have it out for him even though my son doesn’t even know the child. I’ve already discussed this with the coach and he says he’ll watch out for it but it has not been resolved. My son comes home very upset after the practices but he doesn’t want to quit because of this one person. My son is ten-years-old. How can I handle this?
Answer: How would you handle this if it was happening to you at work? You’d insist that the employer provide a work environment that is free from bullying and harassment. I suggest no less for your ten-year-old. Insist that it be stopped – and don’t tolerate behavior that wouldn’t be tolerated in any other aspect of our lives.