Moms of Tweens and Teens

The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health with Dr. Jennifer Fraser

February 28, 2023 Episode 73
Moms of Tweens and Teens
The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health with Dr. Jennifer Fraser
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Show Notes

I've been hearing from so many of you who have kids who are being bullied or have been bullied, and they are really struggling. I've also heard from many of you whose kid is the bully and acting out in abusive ways towards others.

Well, this is a fascinating episode that you want to listen to.

My special guest is Dr. Jennifer Fraser, who is the founder of The Bullied Brain ( She is an award-winning teacher of 20 years, an international presenter, and a published author.  Dr. Fraser is here today to talk about her latest book, The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health. 

In this episode, Dr. Fraser explains what we need to understand about how all forms of bullying and abuse affect our tween's and teens’ brains and how to help both the bullied and the bully heal.

So much of what she shares is extremely helpful in explaining tweens' and teens' behavior, such as grades falling, trouble with problem-solving, wanting to play video games 24/7, anxiety, and skipping school. If we want to support our kids to heal, we need to understand the way the brain works.

"It appears that our bullying epidemic is not cured by blaming, shaming, and ostracizing. It is time for a revolution in how we think about and how we educate ourselves and children about bullying. It needs to be seen as a medical, not a moral problem, especially in childhood. It needs to be instantly identified. The perpetrator needs to be held accountable. Healing needs to begin."

So on that note, let’s dive in! 

What you will learn:

  • What verbal abuse does to our children’s brains?
  • What happens to the brain when a child is bullied?
  • Why do kids abuse or bully other kids?
  • Why bullying is more than a moral issue – it’s a medical issue.
  • Why the way society deals with abuse is outdated, and what should we be doing instead?
  • What are some things parents can do when their child is being bullied?
  • Why it’s so easy for kids (and adults) to partake in cyberbullying.  And what this does to our empathy for each other.
  • What happens to a child’s brain when a parent gives them the silent treatment?

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