The kids mom asked him why he doesn't talk to my son anymore. She came to me the other day and said that jaden (my son) and a couple of friends have been picking on him on the bus, calling him fat and making fun of him for playing with beyblades. I want to cry. I am soooo sad for this poor child and even more mortified that my son is the bully!
So I found out the other kids who were doing it, and it's my sons best friend who is in 5th grade (jaden is in 4th grade.) jaden literally follows and does everything this kid does. This kid hates Michael Jackson so my son does too now (he used to love MJ!!), this kid is "too old to play with toys" so my son asks me to not mention toys around his friend because he's embarrassed. Since when are 10 year old's too old to play with toys?!
This kid is also from a very bad family... His mothers ex husband was a huge leader in a drug gang and has been in jail for a long time. He had his son running the drug deals for him at 16 years old, which is my sons friends brother. He was murdered a couple of years ago, stabbed to death and thrown in a ditch and set on fire. 5 mins from where I live!! This kids mother looks like a drug addict, I don't mean to judge but first impressions are everything... So my son isn't allowed over his house at all!
My question.... How do I handle this?! Do I tell my son he can't play with this kid anymore? He's a bad influence apparently... How do I tell him he can't talk to him if they ride the bus together? Thanks for any advice.
Sorry it's so long...