There is a kid who keeps PUSHING my son at school. And I don't know what to do about it!
Guest blogger Traci: My second-grade son is being bullied.
He keeps getting pushed by the same kid. This child is at least a head or two shorter than my son.
The kid pushes him on the playground a lot. Yesterday, he pushed him in the lunch room. HARD.
I would love to go up and say something to this child. I would love to throttle this child. I would love to push this kid and see how he likes it.
Of course, I will do none of these things, because I feel like it would only make things worse. My son needs to fight this battle on his own and show the kid he will not take this kind of behavior.
We told him to tell the bully to QUIT PUSHING HIM (in a mean voice!).
But if that doesn't work, should we tell him to push the kid back? Tell the teacher? Go to the principal?
Bullying expert Ross Ellis, president of Love Our Children USA, says my son should say something to the bully like "This is boring ... stop it!" or "Stop doing it -- I don't like it." If that doesn't work, she suggests he just say: "ENOUGH!"
If it continues, she suggests he tell the teacher. If the teacher doesn't do anything, she said I should go to the principal and tell him the situation, then ask what the school is going to do about this. "Too many schools have an anti-bullying program but do nothing," she says. "Because he's at school, they are his caretaker, and they need to handle the situation."
Moms: What would YOU do?