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Bullying expert, Rosalind Wiseman, says grandparents, in particular, are in a unique position to support kids. “Grandparents are in an extraordinary role to be the safe haven for their grandchildren,” she says. “Sometimes it’s too worrisome and hard for children to tell their own parents.”
Wiseman, who was an educator for several years, now works with teachers and parents throughout the country on ways to decrease bullying in the classroom. She’s written several best-sellers on the topic, including Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, which served as the inspiration for the hit movie, Mean Girls. How to tell if your grandchild is being bullied? Read on.