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Bullying problem. - December 7th 2017, 04:10 AM

Hello everyone. Before I begin, i've never asked anyone for advice over the internet before, so bare with me.

My younger cousin has a boy that is bullying him in school. I am unsure what I can do to help my cousin, seeing that I am a young adult (I can't be physical), and he isn't very open to talking about his experiences.
In the area that we come from, going to an authority figure for help isn't really an option. I graduated from the same school that he is attending, and I had my skull fractured in the 9th grade at school, just to give you some background on the kind of environment it is.

While I managed to slug through it by getting into constant fights and punching holes in walls at home, those years (as well as other experiences) had a seriously negative impact on me and turned me into an angry and damaged young man. I fear that my cousin will deal with many of the emotional and mental problems I have had to deal with. I see it affecting his confidence and I worry about his self-esteem. He has also had a very tough go in life due to some 'unforseen circumstances', and I don't want his top to blow.
I guess what I am asking for is some advice on what I can do to help, or what I can suggest to my cousin.

This probably just sounds like me rambling but I hope it's easy enough to understand! Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Bullying problem. - December 7th 2017, 09:27 AM

Would totally recommend talking to the teachers or principal about it! Otherwise, you can try and get your cousin to open up to you by doing something that he loves like going out for icecream or playing games at the arcade.

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Re: Bullying problem. - December 7th 2017, 11:33 AM

Hello and welcome to teenhelp, we are so glad that you have joined. I am so sorry that you are having a hard time right now. And I'm also sorry about your cousin. When this is happening, it's hard for us to stop it by ourselves, because when others are bullying other people they don't care how it will affect other people and I'm truly sorry that you are and you're cousin are going through. I agree with up above, can you try talking with a really close friend or a teacher that you have a good relationship with or the school counselor and let them know about this and that you need help with this and you need this to stop. Also are you able to talk with you're parents too about this for help.

When you get angry try going for a walk or putting on music or a funny TV show to help pick yourself up.

Also see if you and you're cousin can talk as well. I wish you the best and I hope that you both will be ok soon and you can post more when you need more help or if you would like to let us know how it's going. Hugs.
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Re: Bullying problem. - December 7th 2017, 12:04 PM

Spending time with him doing things he likes is a good idea. You might be able to also choose activities that encourage him to share (not necessarily verbally) what he is going through. Activities that can be therapeutic in that way may include art (sculpting, painting) writing (you could encourage him to journal or blog) or music; you could listen to music or watch a movie with him. Sometimes during certain activities, people will express things they’ve experienced in a nonverbal way without realizing it and that can be helpful. It gives him an outlet without him being hesitant because he knows it is an outlet.

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