Originally Posted by revolting
I'm really not digging her school. She came home yesterday and told me, "Everyone thinks I'm weird." Apparently a kid in an older grade thought it'd be funny to pick on a kindergartener and told her that. Despite what I say, she still believes it. I can't wiat until summer break!
Originally Posted by kittywitty
On the house! I hope she makes an offer!!
Revolting, that's terrible. Does the school know about how she's treated? My oldest was also bullied in public Kindergarten. I ended up pulling her and we still homeschool. I can't believe what goes on in schools nowadays. Kindergarteners!!
Thanks, kittywitty! I hope so, too!
I'm sorry your dd isn't liking school, revolting My ds's classmates think he's weird, too, which he is, and he's proud of it...but mostly he's annoying and he thinks it's funny which isn't going to serve him well as he gets older.
Be careful about the "bullying" tag, though. Calling someone weird is not bullying. Following someone home and stalking them and beating them up for their lunch money and laying in wait to make them scared of the next time...that's bullying. Many kids call people names. Kids are cruel. That's the way of things, unfortunately, but they are all like that.
Unless they are torturing revolting's dd and repeatedly making her scared, she's not being bullied, as sad as it is that she got called a name. The key word for the definition of bullying is "repeatedly", and, I would add, making someone scared. Repeatedly.
I got so mad at ds's teachers last year. In 5th grade they wrote him up for bullying. My kid is a lot of things, but bully isn't one of them. His infraction was for calling his crush a smelly squirrel. I kid you not.
I marched right into that school and called the teachers on it, and the one mealy-mouthed so-and-so just calmly looked at me and said "P____. The definition for bullying is changing". And I thought to myself, these kids are going to grow up having no idea what to do if real bullying happens to them. Now, I suppose, real bullying would be assault or something...ye Gods.
Me, I got called names throughout my whole school experience. The difference was, they followed me, they scared me, they said what they were gonna do to me (violent, not sexual), I got ganged up on in the girls' loo in high school by the older girls, on and on. THAT'S bullying.
Sorry, rant over....that's one of my huge personal pet peeves