Article (Policymic.com) – Bullying and Long Term Effects

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

Also, it’s important to think about how perceived “bullying” is framed psychologically by the child. One should not build a habit of seeing themselves as “victims”, but rather find ways to build strong self-esteem, take responsibility for their own well-being, and not be affected adversely but such psychological affronts.

Easier said than done, but as we learn later in life, the only one thing we really have control over is our way of thinking, and we will need to continually overcome even more difficult challenges in life in order to grow and learn. Speaking from experience, seeing myself in the frame of being a victim in the past did nothing for my personal development and growth.

Empower yourself early in life, take every challenge as a learning experience rather than a defeat.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/87961/a-new-study-shows-the-true-impact-of-childhood-bullying-and-it-s-far-worse-than-we-thought?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

Posted on April 20, 2014, in Fitness and Health, Mental Training, Psychology, Sociology and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. BBC Health News, April 17, 2014:

    Child bullying victims still suffering at 50 – study

    Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King’s College London[…]

    Individuals were tested for psychological distress and general health at the ages of 23 and 50, for psychiatric problems at 45 and cognitive functioning, social relationships and well-being at 50.

    The study found that those who were bullied in childhood were more likely to have poorer physical and mental health and cognitive functioning at 50.

    Those who were bullied frequently were more likely to be depressed and have suicidal thoughts[…]

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