Luisa Tam
Luisa Tam

SCMP Columnist

The Naked Truth by Luisa Tam

Your child is a bully, what do you do? Why empathy, not harsh punishment, is the right course

  • Positive and negative reinforcement, role modelling, and punishment – these are possible ways to deal with your child’s bullying, experts will tell you
  • Harsh punishment may not work, but nor will leniency. You need to understand why your child is a bully, and instil empathy in them