One of the hardest days in a parent's life is finding out that their child is being bullied. Your heart aches for your kid, and the hurt quickly turns into anger. You do everything in your power to stop yourself from marching right over and setting the little bully straight yourself. But, then you remember that you are a grown up, and things need to be handled in a mature fashion. Bullying is a serious issue, and many experts have discussed how to confront a bully's parents so that the problem can be resolved quickly and as free of drama as possible.
If you don't know the offending child's parents, and the bullying is taking place on school grounds, you might consider contacting the school about the problem first. They are trained to handle these kinds of situations, and may be able to resolve it without creating additional tension between the two families. But, if you do know the parents personally, it may be a good idea to discuss the problem with them directly and avoid getting the school involved.
Here are some ways to confront the parents of your child's bully in a way in which they will be receptive to your concerns.