I'm really worried about my youngest nephew, 9. He is getting bullied constantly by his two older brothers (14, 12). Oldest one has personality problems (narcissist) and has intimidated the middle one to gang up against youngest.
It takes the form of humiliation, ridicule, name calling, exclusion, sniggering. It's been going on for years and I'm really worried about the effect it's having on him.
Single parent family, boys being raised by dad. Dad doesn't know how to handle it. What can I do as an aunty?
It's great that you have spotted it and want to help.
Be there for him. Allow him to develop the self respect needed to understand he does not deserve this to happen to him.
Give him opportunities to reflect on the importance of not mimicking their behaviour against his own peers. My son's bully was picked on by his brothers and became a nasty bully himself, and not punished for it by his parents.