My daughter made a lot of friends quickly in preschool, then I started to hear about how she was getting hit by other kids all the time and was being told by one girl that she didn't like her. I talked to the teacher and she assured me that when the kids got physical with each other they were told to use words. Eventually my daughter started hitting, kicking, and punching her dad, brother, and I at home. I give her a time out every time, but it seems there is nothing happening at school. I've had endless conversations with my daughter about telling the teacher if some one hits her. We were waiting to get in to class when this little girl "m " got there. My daughter said hi and went in for a hug and got smacked in the face. I saw her totally just shrink. Her posture changed and instead of telling someone, she went and stood by herself. I went and talked to the mom but I realized there is no way my daughter is telling the teacher when this happens.
We were playing yesterday when DD got excited and punched me right in the face. I said "that's it!, you are not allowed to play with "m " "k " or "g" at school anymore. When you are playing I want you to only play with ...and I listed the kids that aren't bullies "
She said okay mommy, and had this look of relief on her face. All this time, I never told her not to play with these kids and she probably thinks she has to. I feel so dumb, I can't believe I never said to not play with these kids before. Smh. She only has 5 days of school left.
on Apr. 26, 2012 at 9:59 AM