I am so sad. We moved and I thought I'd found an excellent school for my 3rd grade son. But he hasn't made friends. He says the boy who sits next to him is mean to him, pushes him, calls him names. I emailed the teacher, she said she would talk to the boy and "We don't tolerate that here." My son says the boy still bothers him. My son really wanted to be in Cub scouts. Today I get this email saying Cub scouts will be delayed because of a sport that every boy in the pack but my son is playing. Really, it said, "Every boy except S..." My son started to cry. First he said " I wish I was in football...no, I wish I didn't go to that school" What can I do?? I had hoped joining Scouts would help him to meet other kids, instead he is already feeling left out. Any thoughts?? It is an excellent school academically. I don't want to teach him to give up by just driving him back to his old school...
Answer by martinmommy26 at 9:18 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
That sucks. People seem to think private/Catholic school automatically equals nice kids and a great experience. I went to Catholic schools for 13 years and, although I got a pretty good education, I was constantly bullied, teased, ostracized and made to feel worthless by my classmates. There were years I had NO friends at all, sat alone for lunch and talked to no one. The only time anyone talked to me was to make fun of me or insult me. If I said anything to the teachers it just got worse because then I was a tattletale or a whiner. So I just sucked it up and learned I never wanted to be like the jerk kids in my classes and I was always nice to everybody. Sometimes I wondered if I was the only one ever paying attention in religion class because they sure weren't acting very Christian.
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:20 PM on Oct. 10, 2010
I don't know maybe try to get a play date with one of the kids. send talk to the teacher and ask if she could recommend one of the kids that may click with yours and have the teacher send a not home to the parents. just a thought.
Answer by northcarolinama at 10:34 PM on Oct. 10, 2010