What advice would you give your child in this situation?
Anyway, he told us a few days ago that he's been having trouble with a few other boys on the bus. They tell him to shut up, that he's annoying bad no one likes him. Make fun of him for things. For instance, not knowing what the Harlem Shake is. Not uncommon for kids to do at this age, but still a shitty situation for him.
Also, one of them frequently says something to the effect of "Shut up, you little bitch!" when my son tries to say something to them.
He said it's been going on for a while. He's just been choosing to deal with it by turning the other way and ignoring them, hoping they'd knock it off.
Obviously hasn't worked. He has asked us not to go talk to the kids' parents, the school, or bus driver at this point. That that will only make things worse. And I can definitely see that happening with boys this age.
If it progresses or doesn't stop.....we will definitely be addressing it with the school and other parents.
But what advice would you give your child in this situation? We've talked to him and given him advice. I'm sure it wouldn't be popular advice though lol.