How a child relates to their caregiver is often indicative of their attachment style. If a child’s caregiver is responding to the child’s needs for survival, the attachment relationship will likely be healthy. If the caregiver is unable to or inappropriately responds to a child’s needs, an unhealthy attachment style will likely develop.
Bullying may be one of the first traumatic experiences a child faces. Unwanted, aggressive behavior displaying power imbalances can leave a child feeling rejected, leading to much bigger problems down the road for both the bully and the victim.