My oldest is 13, in 7th grade. A kid that is as big as my DH and in the 10th grade was telling racist jokes on the bus today. My kid is mixed. Evidently the kid realized it was bothering him and stopped, and kinda half way apologized without saying sorry. So the mom in me wants to call the bus driver, get the kid's parents name and call them, then meet the bus in the morning and let the kid know exactly how I feel about it. But obviously this won't help my son. It isn't a regular thing, but he will probably have to deal with things of this nature again in the future. How should he handle it? I mean obviously if someone keeps doing it I will get involved in a big way. But what exactly should I tell him to do on his own? If he comes running to mommy every time someone makes fun of him he's going to be picked on a lot. I get that. Doesn't make it easier for me to not throw a huge fit about it. Idk what to do. Opinions?
on May. 1, 2012 at 9:03 PM