I got an email from our daughter's 1st grade teacher today stating that she and another child have been teasing another child in the class, and that child's mom has contacted the teacher about it. Our daughter has NEVER done this before, and we've NEVER had a problem with our daughter being mean or teasing other kids. Our daughter has only been at this school for almost 2 mos. We were a military family. She went to 2 schools for kindergarten and now 2 for 1st grade. She has had a lot of adapting to do in the past 2 school years. This was not something she was used to. She has ADHD and has always had kids alienate her because of it. She's very sweet and funny and loves to be with other kids. I am afraid that she is falling into peer pressure to tease other kids in order to be accepted. My husband and I will be talking to her this evening. How should we talk to her about this? Any ideas?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Mar. 19, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Mar. 19, 2009
I would talk to her and ask her what happened. Sometimes there is MORE TO THE STORY. Especially at this age. Find out the facts from your daughter's point of view. If you find out what the teacher said is true....tell her you are disappointed and that this is a sure way to loose friends not make them. There are all kinds of great books about bullying for her age. Sometimes having her read about about it (which speaks to her in her words/her age level) can be very helpful and she will see herself in the situation and provide her with helpful resolutions. Look at these books about bullying http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcjkidzcom-20?node=18&page=12 (the books start on page 11 and you should click through to see them all). If you click on the book it will give you info about it and the reviews about it.
Answer by momjs at 6:03 PM on Mar. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 AM on Mar. 20, 2009