When kids are bullies, are their parents to blame?

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When we talk about bullying at school, we usually hear about it from the victim’s perspective. But what is the role played by the parents of the bullying children? In the aftermath of the Phoebe Prince suicide in South Haldey, Mass., we find out how much parents can be responsible for their children’s aggressive behavior.

Earlier, we asked you to start the conversation on this topic. Read those comments here.

Lisa Belkin, Takeaway contributor and author of the Motherlode blog for The New York Times, has been exploring this topic and getting some very strong reactions from her readers. Fran Bell Baruch is a freelance writer and the publisher of merlotmom.com. Her son began exhibiting bullying behavior last year when he was eight.

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