We love playgrounds. After all, it is our business! But, bullying on the playground is a serious issue. Bullying is not just “getting your feelings hurt.” It can lead to depression, poor self-image and worse.

It’s important to take bullying seriously and talk with your child and listen intently. Information on how bullying, on and off the playground, can affect your child and where you can turn for help as well as tips on teaching your child not to be a bully are available at http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/bullies.html.