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Playground politics: Little children can indeed be mean...

Erica Kleinknecht

...but are they bullies? A recent WSJ article title "Little children are already acting mean" brings to mind a blog post I wrote a couple of years ago (linked above). The take away, as I see it, is this: preschoolers can and do engage in social-instrumental-relational aggression (I saw it on a playground just this morning!). Left unchecked, for some the pattern of behavior will become bullying later. But prevention is possible. Read the link and let me know what you think.

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