I pick my son up from school today and ask him how his day was and he right off the bat he says, "it wasn't good!" I ask him what is wrong and he says that a group of boys always tend to pick on him. Whether it's calling him names, pushing him, stepping on his feet, cursing at him, etc..
I finally get him calmed down long enough to get the names of the kids. So a few minutes later I leave a msg for the principal to call me because obviously this has been going on for a while and I am guessing this is why he's been so crabby.
She calls me back and I let her know that something needs to happen and quick. I told her if it continues that he has every right to defend himself and he will not get into trouble for it. No, I don't condone fighting, but I won't have kids put their hands on him and he just stand there and take it.
After I gave her the names of the boys, she proceeded to tell me that he got in trouble today for kicking another boy and I told her that I would take care of that as well and hung up the phone. Come to find out he kicked that boy by mistake because one of the boys he named had kicked him first and he was trying to kick him back and missed and hit another boy. I told him that he just needs to keep his hands and feet to himself and let the teacher take care of it.
I do not see why kids have to be so mean to each other. ooooh my ears are literally burning and my son said, "mom you have a rash on your chest." lol I guess when I get mad, you can tell.. lol
ok, I need to calm down now!! gonna give myself a friggin heart attack!! :0/
Answer by kp0469 at 5:02 PM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by staciandababy at 5:08 PM on Dec. 12, 2012
You need to go to the school in person & sit down with the Principal & discuss what can be done. Maybe keep them all separated until they can all learn to get along together. I would tell my child to keep his hands to himself & if/when an incident happens to walk away & find a Teacher or another Adult in charge & get help. This way it does not escalate. GL!
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:09 PM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:32 PM on Dec. 12, 2012
Keep on top of it & I'm sure you will get the results you desire. Most schools have policies in place for this type of thing. I'm glad your son finally told you what happened. I hope it gets better for him quickly. GL
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:32 PM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by Chocolatespring at 9:59 PM on Dec. 12, 2012
I think that's great that the Principal said that he has a right to defend himself.
Where did the OP say that? The way I read it, it was the mom saying that to the principal. The kid won't get in trouble AT HOME. Different story at school.
Answer by 1smartcookie at 9:59 AM on Dec. 13, 2012