My ds is in kindergarten. He just turned 6. This is the 1st time he has ever been to school. He had some difficulty adjusting at first, but is doing well now & is even the top reader in his class. Our only problem is that this one kid keeps biting and hiting him. He has been bit 3 times since school started, I wasn't notified any of the times it happened. He came home from school with teeth marks in his arms or on his hands that were red and raised for hours. I took pictures and emailed both his teacher and the principal. I have also spoken with them both on the phone and in person about this. He also comes home with bruises on his face from where this kid hits him. He did bite back once after he was bitten the second time, but he hasn't done it since. He never was a biter, even when he was little. He has no other problems with any other child in his class, just this boy that keeps hurting him. We don't want to teach our son to deal with these situations violently, but how can we when all we can tell him is to try to stay away from and not provoke the other child? I don't see how this shows the other kid that biting is an unacceptable behavior. The school only informs me when my son does something wrong, like acting out when they have a subsitute or being too loud, not when something has been done to him. I have asked for the boys to be kept apart, but they tell me there's nothing they can do. I also asked for my son to change classes and they said no. All I got was that they would never be in the same class again after this school year. Over the past 2 weeks he has been bitten and hit in the face. And again, the school did nothing to notify me. Now I'm mad. If and when this happens again I'm gonna lose it!! What can I do to keep my son from getting hurt? We keep telling him to just stay away from this kid, but how can we prevent anything when they share a classroom? I'm not the kind of parent that thinks my kids can do no wrong, they're human and they have their flaws, but I'm at my wits end with this. Thanks!!
on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:17 AM