Why Do Children Bully?

Pete's MonsterSometimes the reason children bully is because they are being picked on themselves, and they will strike back by bullying others. It’s a common way that the cycle of bullying continues and that children who would not normally bully others start to do so. No reason merits bullying, but some children don’t know any other way to deal with their problems or deal with challenges in their life.


Some of the reasons why children bully is to compensate for their emotional problems. It’s to gain a feeling of power or to make them feel better.


The most commonly thought of reasoning why children bully is because they have low self-esteem or a poor self-image but many times bullies are confident and popular with other children and pick on kids who are smaller and unpopular.


Children may also bully because they witness violence at home or do not know any other way to deal with stress. If children aren’t shown the proper way to solve problems, they may resort to violence and bullying. Bullying is a serious issue that can have serious consequences and must be treated as such.


There are many reasons why children bully others. They can have strained home lives, not receive enough attention at home, or have other family issues. Children who come from abusive homes or whose parents or guardians use violence to solve problems also may bully others.


They turn to bullying as a way to solve these issues because it seems like the best way. Being mean-spirited or emotionally unstable are also reason children bully because bullying is enjoyable to them. Children may find happiness in the misery of others. If children have learning problems, poor social skills, or problems fitting in they may also bully others to make themselves feel better about their social situation.


The most vital thing to remember when dealing with a child that bullies is that their motivation may be different from the norm and the underlying problem must be resolved in order to stop the bullying cycle.


Understanding the reason why children bully is the key to ending why they do it, so if your child is a bully make sure you identify precisely why they feel as though they should bully others. Solving the underlying problem will give children the relief from their problems they need without having to resort to bullying.


Stopping bullying is important not only for the victims of bullying but also for the bullies themselves. Children who bully often have problems later in life and end up committing crimes and continuing their cycle of aggression.


Stopping a bully while they are young and making them realize the magnitudes of their actions is important to prevent future trouble. No matter why a child bullies, they should be aware that bullying is not acceptable and they should be given better ways to cope with stress and their problems. Make sure you address the problem that is causing the bullying so that it doesn’t continue.


Give your child positive ways to deal with problems and stress, so they don’t have to use bullying. Children who are stopped immediately are much less likely to suffer from long-term effects of bullying.


Educate your child at an early age on the effects of bullying. Teach them that bullying is wrong and not acceptable behavior. Pick up your copy of Pete’s Monster Today!

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Pete’s Monster ~ My New Friend

Pete’s Monster My New Friend, is a continuation from the first book called Pete’s Monster.

In the first book, the story ends with Pete escorts the Blue Monster to live in his older brother George’s bedroom. Even though the Blue Monster had not caused Pete any harm or concern for him to be afraid of the Blue Monster. Pete wanted the Monster out from under his bed and George’s room seemed the obvious place for the Monster to stay.

It wasn’t till in the second book, Pete’s Monster ~ My New Friend, that we watch a friendship grow.

PETE's MONSTER_My New Friend COVER resizedThe Blue Monster knocks at Pete’s bedroom door one night and asks to return to sleeping under Pete’s bed. Pete is happy that the Monster wants to come back as he missed his companion, the Blue Monster. His new friend.

Pete leaves his bedroom after lights out against his Mother’s orders. He goes into the kitchen to get his new Monster friend something to eat, after the Monster tells Pete that he is hungry.

Pete’s Monster ~ My New Friend is also a rhyming storybook. It subtly and creatively covers the topic of friendship and was created to inform children at an early age that a friend can be of any size, shape or color.

The moral in the first Pete’s Monster book is that you should never lash out and hurt anyone, (bullying) because the true person who gets hurt the most could end up being you as you could be labeled as a bully at school and no one will want to be your friend.


Please enjoy reading Pete’s Monster and if you have any questions, please contact us.

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