In October we moved back to Indiana and my daughter, Madison, started her new Kindergarten class. At first she loved it, she made friends quickly, and she has a really great teacher. (Seriously she really is one of the best teachers I have ever met, my younger sister also had her for Kindergarten also.)
Well, after a month or so Madison started trying to get out of going to school, faking sick, saying she was too tired, things of that nature. I talked to her teacher and she said that Madison was doing great and she couldn't understand why she didn't want to go.
Then Madi started talking about another little girl in her class. We'll call her "A." Apparently A has been picking on Madi and telling all the other kids in their class not to be friends with her. The teacher had a talk with the girls and things seemed to get better.
Now, ever since they have returned from Christmas break Madi has been different. She is usually very happy all of the time and recently she has been very down and touchy. It seems like everything sets her off into a temper tantrum or makes her cry.
One of the big things we have recently been struggling with is getting her to eat her meals. She always fights, saying she doesn't like food that she typically loves. Every meal has been a fight recently. Things came to a head last night when she just outright refused to eat her favorite meal. I sat her down and talked to her and refused to let her go until she gave me a good reason as to why she wasn't eating.
Finally, she broke down crying saying that "A" has been telling her she is fat and ugly and should never eat again. She also spits in her face and pushes her down in P.E. when the teachers aren't looking. I asked Madi if she tells the teacher when this stuff happens and she said no because then "A" is even meaner to her for being a tattle-tale.
Madi's teacher is out for a couple days visiting her son and new grandbaby so I sent her an email with details of what Madi has told me.
To top things all off this little girl also rides Madi's bus and her grandma is the bus driver (little girl also lives with Grandma). One day when A wasn't in school Madi told her bus driver about the things "A" does to her and she said "Yeah that's just how A is"
I just don't understand how a Kindergartner can be so vicious. It's really starting to destroy my little girls and it's breaking my heart. I'm not sure what else I can do to help her.
This is my Madibug