When your child is bullied in school

What would you feel and do if your child gets bullied in school? When I reached home yesterday, Deye was already fast asleep. I didn’t get to talk to her like the usual that we do before going to bed. This morning, while we were getting ready for school and work, she told me that her classmate poked her finger with her newly sharpened pencil. I was like “Whooooooo did that?” I freaked out upon knowing that it’s the same boy who had been bullying her since they were in Nursery. I asked her once again, seriously, if that really happened and she said yes, teary eyed. Then she showed me her finger and there was a cut, small but that’s not the issue. That boy is already getting physically violent.

I remember when they were still in Nursery. Deye told me that he punched her on her face, luckily she was not hit badly. I went to confront the teacher and asked her why and how the hell that happened when there were two teachers to look after 10 kids. Besides, it’s already known that, that boy is a bully. He had also done almost the same thing with some of their classmates. I went really mad and told their teacher that if they won’t pay attention to that boy closely, I’d be circulating a letter of petition to all the parents especially those he had been hurt by this boy already. I guess the teacher was horrified by what I said and am glad he mellowed down that’s why I was shocked to know that he did it to my daughter again yesterday. I told my mom to talk to her teacher, otherwise, I’ll talk to his parents.

Sometimes I feel that her being the only girl in their class is sometimes not helpful. Knowing Deye, she won’t do anything. She’d just cry and keep quiet. That’s the reason why Derrick & I told her “If they do bad to you, fight back. Always remember,  never start a fight but be brave to finish it!”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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  1. that happened to my son few times because he was fresh from a private school and speaks in english as was the requirement of the private school, the bully would steal my son’s lunch box and eat his food and hid the lunch box to be found a day later. i went to the teacher and asked her calmly if she can do something about it. the first week was fine, but after that the bully was at it again, i directly went to the principal and said the same thing, that i would circulate a letter of petition too, i guess the school principal doesn’t want any trouble, the bully was taken to a different section and didn’t bother my son anymore. with me and my ex, we would tell my son not to come home crying and never to stir trouble but if he needs to punch and kick he can do so.

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