Daniel is 13. 8th grade. He has ADHD, but does well. He has an IEP, but that doesn't bother him, either. He is overweight and is legally blind without his very thick glasses, but he has dealt very well with both of those issues. One of his legs is a little shorter than the other, due to hip surgery when he was 6. He's good with that, too. He has great friends that keep very busy with him.
Now, the problem. My hubby opened a bike and skateboard shop. He sells AWESOME bikes! Daniel picked one out right away. He was SO excited. All of his friends we so happy for him. He takes very good care of his things, so we were OK with him getting it. It retails for over $420.
Today, some of the "mean kids" started in on him about how his bike looks like a Walmart bike and why would he ride around such a piece of crap when his brother picked such a nice bike. (Michael picked a more expensive bike and is making payments on it.) Daniel was speechless! He was bullied horribly in elementary school, and finally has great friends. Even his "friends" at the skate park were being mean! WTH??!! Leave him alone! Luckily his true friends are not acting like morons!
He isn't able to see his therapist anymore, as our insurance was changed, so I have been trying to talk to him about people being jealous and nasty. How he should just ignore them, as nasty people LOVE upset reactions. It' so hard to see him going through this! We even warned him in the beginning, thinking it may happen. I mean who else has parents that own a bike and skateboard shop??
Ignoring is SO hard when he has ADHD! He's just crushed!
I don't know how to make him feel stronger, as I am FAR from being a strong person. I need a magic wand to make us both stronger!