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My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.

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Indicators That Bullying Can Be Dramatically Affecting Your Child

Claire Roberts

Many children get bullied at school, but such issues will often sort themselves out on their own. If your child shows that he won't be a victim, bullies will often move on. Alternatively, you may wish to get involved and let the school know what is taking place so that teachers and administrators can take swift disciplinary actions. In some cases, a child may be getting bullied but not necessarily be letting on — and this can be a major concern, given that the psychological wounds can be deep. If you suspect that this degree of bullying is severely affecting your child, it's a good idea to arrange appointments with a psychologist who specializes in children's issues. Here are some signs that severe bullying is taking place.

Your Child Begins Bullying Others

Some children who are affected by bad bullying will begin to be bullies to other children. This might seem strange, given that a bullied child should theoretically know how miserable it is to be bullied, but he or she may be so harmed by being a victim that he or she wants to become an aggressor. Ideally, you'll know your child well — and this should allow you to quickly notice if he or she has begun to bully siblings, neighbors, or even family pets.

The Child Begins Harming Himself/Herself

One of the worst things about bullying is that the victim can experience a diminished sense of self worth. When a bully repeatedly criticizes and physically harms a child, the victim may begin to think that this behavior is justified. In such scenarios, you may notice that your child has begun to harm himself or herself. Harming behavior can range from hitting to burning to cutting; these behaviors are an extreme sign that something is wrong and that you should promptly get help for your child.

The Child Stops Valuing Himself/Herself

Many children of even sporadic bullying may be upset and disengage from school and their social lives. However, when the bullying is chronic and especially harsh, the victim may demonstrate a lack of valuing himself or herself. Self-harming behavior is only one symptom that you might see. It's also possible that you'll notice the child has stopped caring about his or her appearance — something that is especially a concern in older children who were previously meticulous about grooming. If you notice any of these signs that severe bullying is occurring, get help for your child from a child psychologist, such as at Commonweath Affiliates PC, right away.


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