Most people typically think of the school bully, taunting younger kids and threatening to beat them up after school. But the reality is that bullying takes on many different forms and is common among adults too.
I know a parent who is a bully.
It is hard to think of parents as bullies, but they can be. Parents, who are overbearing, constantly belittling their children or enforcing rules with a heavy hand, may actually be crossing the line into bullying behavior. I believe there is a difference between correcting a child's inappropriate behavior and constantly trying to control every moment of that child's life.
First let me say that I do not have any children of my own; I've only been a step-parent to adult daughters. So, I had to do some detailed research on this topic before I felt that I could even talk about this publicly.