Preschool Bullying + Lies (Is This Normal?!)
My son who just turned three, just started Headstart/Preschool. I have NEVER known him to be a liar, at least in the way he may be now.
His first day of school (which he LOVED) he ended up telling me that "the big boys and girls knocked him down". After talking awhile, I found out he was referring to ALL the other kids in his class, he calls them the big boys and big girls. (My son is literally a teensy shrimp, much smaller than ANYONE in his class).
So I was immediately concerned, I questioned him about it and etc. I wasn't sure what to think. The next day he said it again. It was brought up to his teachers who said there hasn't been any bullying happening and that would keep an even closer eye on it.
Now today, at his 5th day of school he apparently fell during gym class (so said his teacher) he has scratches on his knee and a fat lip. I was asking him about it and he ends up telling me "the big boy kicked me" - like what?!?!
Of course as a concerned mother who doesn't want her little one hurt, I am worried that it could be happening but I honestly do not believe it is. WHY is he lieing to me about these things and saying other kids are bullying him? Is it normal? I do not give him a big reaction to it when he says it, so I don't know.
I don't even know what to do anymore, I don't want him lieing about these things, I don't know what to say. So is this normal, have you been through this?