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!”

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.