My husband and I differ on this. My son has increasingly been bullied at school. Now, my son, doesnt know when to be quiet. He doesnt understand social ettiquet. What he assumes is friendly teasing, increases to threats (from the other boys) and then to violence. I believe he usually instigates it.
My stance is that he should disengage. Avoid that bully. Walk away. Tell a teacher or take the fight off school grounds.
My husband's stance is that he should fight back, then and there, and that is what he told him.
My son got suspended the other day for fighting back becaue he hit the kid, after the kid pushed him. So, now what do we do?
My son is in SPED classes due to ADHD and other issues. The school is aware of the problems that my son causes and the other kids he has issues with.
I say my son has to learn different ways to deal with it. Help!
Asked by Anonymous at 5:49 AM on Feb. 27, 2010 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by mommymeg03 at 5:56 AM on Feb. 27, 2010
Most schools have a zero tolerance policy towards bullying; I am surprised that nothing has been done to date.
While geared towards younger children, this website has some good advice: http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/
Annie Fox is an expert in teen issues; you may find some good resources here: http://www.anniefox.com/
What you don't want, is a kid known as a fighter...
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