There are two little boys in DS's class that have been....well...awful to him. DS I'm sure isn't innocent, and I've always worried he's been exaggerating, but now I'm fairly certain he isn't. He comes home upset and has been upset every day for months, but today was different.
There are two boys in DS's class that call him names, make fun of him, tell him he can't play in certain areas of the playground, and tell the other kids in the class not to play with him or sit next to him. I've always been the type of mom to explain to him that he needs to stand up for himself, and that he's got to find a way to handle it himself. I can't fight his battles all his life, and the earlier he learns this the better.
Yesterday though, the two boys told the other kids not to sit next to him at lunch and then I guess just spent the lunch period laughing at him. I guess one of the lunch ladies got sick of it and went to the teacher. The teacher went to the assistant principal. The assistant principal called DS down to her office and asked what's been happening. She explained to him that no one is allowed to treat him this way and that she would speak with the boys and find some way to make this stop.
So, how do I know how all of this happened? DS told me. The school never has told me anything. HIs teacher is great, but no one tells me anything. When I've brought up my concerns, they told me DS is a "social butterfly with lots of friends." Clearly though, something isn't right here and my heart is breaking for my little boy who already hates school at seven years old. The assistant principal did call one of the boys down and DS says he "got in trouble." Now, I'm not looking to get anyone in trouble, but I'm worried about DS. I also don't want this to continue to next year. Last night I wrote the teacher an email asking to meet up about this and I will call the school adjustment counselor and talk with her as well.
So.....am I over-reacting, or should I do more? Am I doing the right thing? I don't know how to handle this. All I know is I'm sick of seeing my little boy hate school so much because of this..