Navigating Bullying with Kids

Hey there, welcome back to the Parenting Uncovered podcast! Today, Ashley and I are diving deep into a topic that hits close to home for many families: bullying. We're opening up about our own experiences and shedding light on what bullying really looks like. Together, we're highlighting the importance of teaching our kids to stand up for themselves and others. Plus, we're exploring the nuances of strength, protection, and how Jesus' example plays into it all. We also tackle the tough issue of what to do if your child is the one doing the bullying. Stick around until the end for a little dose of fun with a cool fact and of course, one of my classic dad jokes. Thanks for joining us on this journey through parenthood! ------------------------ For all links mentioned in the episode and more: ------------------------ Takeaways Bullying is a serious issue that needs to be addressed Teach children to stand up to bullies and defend themselves Physical strength and protection play a role in dealing with bullies Recognize if your child is the bully and address the issue Bullying can have long-lasting effects on individuals ------------------------ Chapters 00:00 Introduction and XO Marriage Headquarters 01:03 Introduction to the Topic of Bullying 04:13 Defining Bullying 05:13 Duration and Severity of Bullying 06:06 Involving Parents and Teachers 08:56 Teaching Kids to Stand Up to Bullies 10:24 The Importance of Physical Strength and Protection 11:23 The Role of Masculinity in Bullying 13:20 The Complexity of Jesus' Example 14:47 The Impact of Standing Up to Bullies 16:30 Recognizing if Your Child is the Bully 19:49 Ashley's Personal Experience with Bullying 22:11 Bullying Among Girls 25:00 Standing Up to Bullies 28:28 Understanding the Insecurity of Bullies 30:18 Fun Fact and Dad Joke 31:32 Conclusion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Parenting isn’t easy and every stage brings another challenge. Are we good parents? What should we be teaching our kids? Is it too late? Every week, Dave & Ashley Willis break down parenting's big questions and uncover the secrets of raising great kids! If you're seeking regular guidance, practical tips, and encouragement, tune in as we peel back the layers of parenting. Plus, each episode will end with a dad joke from Dave and a fascinating parenting fact from Ashley. Dave & Ashley Willis, hosts of the wildly popular Naked Marriage Podcast, are excited to announce their new parenting podcast, Parenting Uncovered. With four kids ranging from elementary school to college, they have a wealth of experience to share. The podcast will feature interviews, practical content, and biblical truth about parenting. Each episode will end with a dad joke from Dave and a fascinating parenting fact from Ashley.  Dave & Ashley’s marriage-related books, blogs, podcast, speaking events and media resources have reached millions of couples around the world making Dave and Ashley one of the most recognized and trusted couples in marriage ministry. They partnered with XO Marriage, the nation’s largest marriage-focused ministry, in 2018. The Willis family includes four sons ranging in age from elementary school to college and a rescue dog named “Chi Chi.” When Dave and Ashley aren’t writing and speaking, they love hanging out with their family, watching movies and going on long walks where they develop many of their content ideas.