IS NOT a fact of life.
IS NOT kids just being kids.
IS NOT part of growing up.
IS NOT an acceptable behaviour.
The word “bully” has many stigmatizing stereotypes attached to it.
By labeling our children as “bullies” we marginalize them. Focus on the behaviour not the child.
Instead use the term "engaging in bullying".
Those who bully may have a skill deficit.
We need to provide support, education, and formative consequences to build the lacking skills.