my dd was very upset last night and told me a girl at school said something mean to her but couldnt remember what. i evenually got her to admit that she didnt want to say the word so i had her spell it for me "stoopid" but before she spelt it she looked around to make sure no one was around to hear it. i guess they were playing tag at recess and the girl called her stupid. i knew i would have to have the bully talk with my dd but didnt think it would happen now. i know kids are getting meaner ealier but i was naively hopping it wouldnt happen to my dd.
my dd was just crushed and couldnt stop crying so i had to explain, no one is allowed to call you names or be mean, if they do, tell the teacher and me right away and do not play with that person ever again. i feel so bad for my dd, she is very sensitive and kind to everyone. but this is life and i have to give her the tools to deal with this emotionally.