My DD is in Kindergarten & rides the bus to school. She has bee excited about school until the last couple weeks. Now, she cries & says she doesn't want to go. I've asked her & asked her why with no real response...until last night. She told me that a group of kids are being mean to her (not hitting, but yelling at her & calling her names-basic teasing) on the bus. She didn't know their names, so I called a friend of mine & asked her to ask her DD who these kids were. The other little girl confirmed my DD's story but also gave names of kids. All of these kids are much older than my dd-from 2nd to 4th grade. I'm ready to freak out on these little twits as well as the bus driver. BUT I think I may go to the kid's houses & talk to their parents (I know where most of them live) rather than go through the school. I would like to think that if I go to their parents & say "Your 8 year old son is picking on my 5 year old DD" I may get better results than calling the school to complain & have my complaint lost in the shuffle. What would you do? School? or Parents?