Our eight year old daughter Is being bullied, we attend a small school and it started when she was 6 ( yr 1) , we approached her teacher , the school , the other parents all to no avail fortunately the year ended and the following school year saw a teacher who missed nothing and certainly didn’t let behaviours escalate, the positive impact of this particular teacher is insurmountable but fast forward to this year(now. yr 3) and we have the same teacher as in yr 1. The bullying is rampant , the teacher has told our daughter in front of her peers ( and we assume those bullying) to save her tears for something worthy of them ! We are watching the traits that took time to build back up , the confidence, the strong will, the kindness and the smile all suffering and we now have a broken-hearted child who thinks she has no friends , isn’t sleeping , doesn’t want to go to school or anywhere and has asked every other day for the last six weeks if she can go to a different school . She has friends outside of school and is her self around others . Our daughter is by no means perfect but she is honest ( to a fault … incriminates herself often!) but she is not a “Mean Girl “. What do others suggest in management of mean girls , because we feel like there could be many years ahead of this nonsense and we have no life experience with bullying so we are flying blind!
Posted anonymously, 26th August 2020