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Small child getting picked on?

My son is 5.5 and starting kindergarten in the fall. He is almost 2 inches shorter than his sister (who just turned 4). Last year the kids had started to pick on him in pre-k and we changed to a church school for unrelated reasons. But he will be in public school for kindergarten. What can I tell him to say or do? He is so sensitive about it already. He is constantly trying to prove he is fastest or strongest, maybe compensating? I almost think the kids do it more because of his reaction of getting sad or angry. Also, I need to get him to be happy with the way he is, but nothing I try seems to help. Suggestions?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on Jul. 9, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • rent movie called meet dave with eddi murphy a boy in the movie has a major issue with being picked on cuz he is short it's a cute movie and you never know it might help, good luck and I'm sorry I don't know why kids have to do that

    Answer by looovemybabies at 10:53 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • You could get him involved in a sport that he likes. He will make friends and build self confidence. AYSO is a good association that focuses on teamwork and self esteem.

    Answer by chocaholic888 at 4:52 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • There are many good books on bullying and teasing which would be helpful for him and you to read together and then talk about it. Here are some   Read the description and reviews to see which ones look best for you.  He will need to find the solution that works for HIM, but I would check back with him periodically to see what is or is not working.


    Answer by momjs at 7:44 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

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