Monday, February 6, 2012

It Bears Repeating

I know I have blogged about this before.  I looked...and looked.  But I simply could not find it.  But it's bullying.  When I blogged about it before it was Kristin.  What made it so horrible for her, was it was her so called friends.  Thankfully she no longer associates with them.  And lo' and behold she is much better for it.  It was a horrible time. 

Now we are dealing with a bully issue with Ryan.  He is getting bullied.  It's just not right.  I get angry.  I want to meet this child's parent's and ask them just what in the world are they teaching that child.  Case and point:  just last week this child put hot sauce on Ryan's sandwich.  If you are wondering wondering where a kid would get hot sauce, it was taco day.  Still, why give them hot sauce?  That just burned my butt!  My dark side was right at the surface.  What is a mom to do?  Where does this come from?  How do you arm your children?

8 comments:

MiMi said...

Ooooh...yeah, when that happens I have a good plan: Go kick the little sh*t in the ass. What. That is illegal?

Rachel said...

The best advice I've heard is to train your child to be bold: he must get right into the bully's face and almost shout, "Don't do that ANYMORE" or "Don't touch me". If he makes eye contact and uses a firm loud voice, the bully will usually leave him alone!

Good luck! Ethan had troubles like this last year in preschool! Sad it starts so young!

Emmy said...

That is such a hard one- hard to know what to do. Makes me mad though that is for sure. But def worth contacting the teacher.

mormonhermitmom said...

Unfortunately the schools have taken away the most effective tool against bullies - a good pop in the nose. If a kid defends himself, then he gets in trouble for fighting and the other kid gets a slap on the wrist for bullying. Just wrong.

Colleen said...

Is there any reason you can't talk to that child's parents? What about the school? Are they aware/doing anything?

Bullying is such a major issue these days, I would think the school would be anxious to nip it in the bud.

As for where it comes from, I think it's the old stand-bys: insecurity and jealousy.

I'm sorry you and Ryan are going through this. Hugs and wishes for a swift resolution.

becca said...

it is so hard I check daily on my son because everyday it's something new last year he even got a broken finger due to bullying. I just make sure i teachers and i hve open communication and that the school understands I will not take my chld being hurt under their care lightly. but it is so hard because no parent wants to admit their child is a bully

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

It's not right, and I've found that schools are of very little help in these kinds of things. I hope they grow out of it soon and leave your sweet son alone!

Xazmin said...

I'm sorry you are having to deal with this. I am fortunate enough to have my children in a small school where bullying is NOT tolerated, and it isn't something we've had to deal with.

Good luck getting it taken care of! I would definitely go to the teacher and the principal.