I am writing this with a broken heart My beautiful, sweet just turned 5 year old son told me this morning that the older kids on the school bus are teasing him about his ears. He doesn't have big ears but they are very soft, and when he wears his baseball hat, his ears fold forward. He wouldn't get on the bus this morning until his ears were tucked into his hat.
We had a quick chat before he got on the bus this morning about ignoring the kids, not sitting near them etc. Is there anything else I can do? How do I make sure he does not become self concious about this? He is very quiet, and there is no way he is going to say anything to the kids (tell them to stop, or they are not being very nice). My 6 year old daughter takes to bus as well but she is also very quiet and I don't know that she would stand up to them either.
I know this probably sounds very petty and not something to worry about. But I was horribly teased all though school, never had any help dealing with it, and it still affects me to this very day. I want to use this as a teaching opportunity, and help build his self confidence but I don't know how. I can't stand the though of any of my babies going through this. The thought of him sitting on the bus sad is killing me.
Okay, now I am in tears and want to go to the school and bring him home and never let him leave again.
How do I help him?
Sorry for the rambling post.