Several months ago I had to go to a conference with my son's school about some behavior problems he was demonstrating. We worked out a plan for him and it seems to be doing well.
Well, he just dropped a bombshell on me as I was on my way out the door to take my daughter to swim lessons.
He'd mentioned before that "Joey" kept calling him the wrong name, but didn't seem too concerned about it so I didn't think much of it. Well, Joey has been doing more than just petty name calling. Through my husband Joey has also been bullying my son on the soccer field at recess, and now it's to the point that my son really doesn't want to play anymore. It's his favorite thing. The recess teachers are just telling my son to go play somewhere else and just stay away from Joey. Good advice, and we've told him the same at home, but this is affecting where and how my son plays at recess.
*Side note: I was bullied horribly from the 4th grade through high school graduation. I'm probably a little biased and I'm trying VERY hard not to overreact here, but I was chased off the playground by the middle of 5th grade.
On the way home from swimming I popped into the school to talk to the principal. I told her what my son had said this morning and she wrote herself a couple notes (I caught her in between one thing and the next) and said she'd send me a note home in my son's backpack. I told her that I'd been bullied (I'd mentioned it at the meeting earlier) and that I was going to do everything, including being a squeaky wheel (squeak squeak squeak) to get this resolved.
Now sitting at home I'm wondering if I allowed myself to be a pushover because I saw that she was busy and was trying to squeeze me in. Our "meeting" was in the front office where anyone/everyone could hear what I was saying. I know I've advised in other posts to go in guns blazing and raise hell. I didn't do that this time. I give GREAT advice, very rarely do I take it.
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