Need advice please! My toddler is getting bullied at preschool by older kids
My son is 3.5 years old and is in preschool. Yesterday, his dad picked him up and a group of girls who are 4.5 years and up said, 'Here comes the dumby. Look at the dumby. Dumby, dumby, dumby.' Our son grabbed his father's hand, put his head down and went running for the door. His father was in shock and could not believe what he just witnessed (thankfully he did witness it). We spoke to our son about the situation. However, he was very reluctant to talk about it and acted ashamed or as if he did something wrong. So, we did some role-playing activities. I did call the school and spoke to the Head. This morning I went into the school and spoke to the teachers. I was assured that the parents were going be notified and the situation was going to be addressed.
I never expected bullying at this age. Honestly, the look on his face heart-breaking. It was like his spirit was crushed. And unfortunately, I do not believe this was the first time this happened. He is only 3.5 years old. I am even contemplating pulling him out of that school. I really need some advice. I am wondeing how to re-establish security and his confidence. This morning he repeated, 'I am not smart' and 'school is scary'. I am so confused and want to do what is best for him. Please help. I really need advice. Thank you so much!