Hi ladies. So have any of you had to do anything with regards to bullying?
My little buddy, Tyr, is 5 (6 in Nov) and in grade 1. Tyr is being bullied by a boy in his class. He is about 1/2 head taller than Tyr. Their first encounter on the playground the boy literally was choking him. He reported him to his teacher. Tyr is friends with a boy named Jake but Jake is also friends with this boy Jay. Well Jay does everything he can to prevent Tyr from playing with jake (pulling their hands apart, shoving Tyr out of the line -I witnessed this today and his mom made him go behind Tyr) yesterday he tried yelling in his ears but Tyr covered his ears and a "bigger boy" in grade 3 stopped him- and told Tyr that he was likely trying to get attention. Today he was knocking down tyr's tower and messing with his game he was playing.
I over heard the teacher and gym teacher talking to the kid's mom last week telling her it had to stop (the boy had been sent to the office 2times that day and was waiting in the office while they spoke). I spoke with the teacher today and apparently Tyr is not the only target. She is trying to keep them separated as much as possible. But the playground is a different story. While it is supervised there are so many kids there to watch that things happen. Aside from the choking (**ACK!) the other things have been relatively minor and I thought maybe it was a jealousy thing....but it is continuing everyday! Tyr is a pretty passive little guy and it is sad to see this happening. Plus he can't really play with his buddy now because of this kid.
Tyr is a very bright and only child and has always been content to play by himself, but I find it unfortunate that now he spends most of his lunch and recess playing alone. Sadly unrelated to the bullying the other 2 kids he played with are in grade 3 and girls and now they don't want to play with him.