livingnlearning Posted November 19, 2011 Share Posted November 19, 2011 (edited) My heart broke for this girl too; we pulled our kids from school in part b/c of bullying/bad behavior from the other kids. I remember when my son was in kindergarten there was a long display down one hallway about the school not tolerating bullying and then he would walk into his class and be bullied. He asked me once "isn't that bullying? Why can they do that when the sign says they can't?" I came to pick him up from school one day to see him getting hit with his own backpack by two other boys in his class... through superhuman efforts I didn't flatten the kids involved but I did make them cry with fear. My daughter's whole kindergarten year she wanted to wear pink dresses and she had always been a complete tomboy. :confused: We later found out that the ringleader of the girl bullies liked pink dresses. And if she didn't like what you were wearing she wouldn't let any of the other girls talk to you that day. brother. Our small town school was run by the offspring of cliques of days gone by. Their kids would become teachers and get hired by the parents on onward and onward. It was cliques upon cliques and if you weren't in the clique your kid would have no protection from the school authorities. BS. I had a trigger finger for homeschooling-I was bullied and really abused as a kid by other kids and I wasn't going to let my kids get ruined by it. It changes who you are... and I liked my kids too much to let that happen to them. I know not everyone can make the same choices that we did but sometimes I want to scream when I hear these stories about how kids were treated so terribly by the kids and the schools and the parents sent them there every day. First thing I would do is pull them out. so sad... Edited November 19, 2011 by livingnlearning Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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