Skip to comments.Bullied Boy Suspended for Fighting Back
Posted on 04/21/2012 3:41:34 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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I enjoy seeing others see you for what you are - a bully
More personal attack.
We had a similar experience at an ‘exemplary’ public school in TX. A child in my son’s class was one of the mainstreamed kids — difficult to control. He would whack my son on the back of the head with his water bottle as he passed, or tackle him in gym and run away, etc. My son told the kid to stop...didn’t help. Told the teacher...the teacher said they needed to ‘work it out’. I talked to the principal. She actually told me that this kid was ‘one of her special friends’ and that he has a really crappy home life and that she could move my son to another class, but that’s really all she could do.
Great. Punish my kid because your ‘special friend’ is out of control. So I went to the vice-principal (in charge of discipline) and I told him: you need to know that I’ve instructed my son to beat the hell out of this kid if he lays one finger on him again. To which the vice-principal replied: “Good. Somebody needs to.”
I was speechless. Rather than take discipline into his own (state-sanctioned) hands, he’d rather have a ten-year-old kid pummel the ‘special friend’. Completely nutty system.
And yes, we homeschool now. I don’t condemn anyone who chooses public school, but I would caution them to be very aware of what’s going on. My daughter, in 2nd grade, was subjected to a drinking and driving ‘special class’ over the course of several days. Material included what to do if you are in the car with a drunk driver (she was scared for weeks every time we got in a car that people on the road were drunk and going to run us off the road), and how to avoid drinking at parties. She was 7. I chewed the principal (the ‘special friend’ principal) and the teacher out, and was told that she must have misunderstood the lesson. Most of my friends with kids hadn’t even heard of the ‘lessons’ from their own kids til they asked. Then there was the teacher who sent my son to the principal because he argued with her that Clinton HAD been impeached (she informed the class that he hadn’t been - adamantly). So I printed out a wide variety of material and educated her the next day. No apology issued. And then there are the day-to-day dealings with completely out of control/unparented children. My daughter, again in second grade (it was an extremely formative year) asked if ‘f*&^’ was a bad word at the dinner table one evening. My husband nearly choked to death.
It goes on and on — and this is in an extremely conservative district/area of TX.
-—at my print shop were making books for an 80 year old woman, and she told us that bullying was nothing new (shocking, right?). You just had to develop a backbone and fight back.——
At work, I never get beat up or threatened. Nor do I get beat up or threatened at church, while out shopping, or walking around the neighborhood. Neither do my homeschooled kids.
In fact, the only time in my life when I lived under a constant threat of violence was in junior high, back in the 70s.
Our 12-year-old, next door neighbor, who is an adopted child, attempted suicide last month by swallowing a bottle of Tylenol. She was mercilessly bullied and harassed, “Where’s your real mother?”
Another friend of my 14-yr-old daughter had to be hospitalized for a month because of the stress from school bullying.
And this is in a quaint Mayberry-like town of 7000 people.
Surely we’re the exception, and not the rule. (eye roll)
School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born.
I want that on my headstone.
Government socialist-entitlemet K-12 schooling have consequences for the individual child but also for the future of our nation and, likely, the direction of Western Civilization.
Please read the questions asked in post #38. Then, if you wish, tell me if government schooling is good or evil for the individual child and the culture. Also, I did as you did with our oldest child. We moved to a “good” district. My younger children spent some weeks attending our local socialist-entitlement school. In the past 2 to 4 decades, however, my opinion about government socialist-entitlement schooling, both for the child, and society as a whole, has changed.
And...Here are a few questions for parents who are now considering government socialist-entitlement schooling:
What happens when masses of children are poisoned but one child is not?
What happens in 20 years for society when these masses of children start voting? What happens to the broader culture?
Is that a health society for this child in which to later live, work, and raise a family?
Should parents send them to schools that feed them poison?
Is it OK if they are debriefed about the possible poisoning incidents so that an antidote can be given later in the day?
What happens if the child fails to recognize that he has been poisoned?
What happens if the parent fails to catch all the poisoning incidents?
Some Freepers and others will post that their mother, sister, wife, cousin ( etc.) is very intelligent and an excellent teacher. ...BUT....what does average mean?
It means that for every very smart government socialit-entitlement school teacher there are very dumb ones out there that make the average what it is...an average!
I coached my daughter on how to handle one particular queen bee and it worked.
What was the advice that you gave your daughter. I would like to pass it on to my granddaughters. Usually, the alpha girls are not physically violent but highly manipulative and cruel emotionally.
The reason Republicans end up with liberal nominees for president time after time is the reasons you state. Conservatives, Christians, Conservative Christians, continue to expect their impressionable, vulnerable children, to withstand the onslaught of liberal ideology forced upon them in public schools.
They obviously don’t withstand it well, and conservatives lose ground year after year. If conservatives won’t grow a pair and withdraw their children out of these hell holes, the conservative movement will lose. And the US will lose. Public education is the root of evil in this country, as far as I am concerned.
And for others defending public education, saying it isn’t all bad everywhere, keep being delusional. It is. This school is in CO Springs, home of Focus on the Family, the USAF, etc., etc. It doesn’t get much more conservative than there. And yet this BS happens.
How about on a tagline?
I told her to say back to the queen bee whatever was said to her, e.g “No one likes you” “No, queen bee, no one likes YOU”; or “I am a princess and you have to do what I tell you” “No, you are NOT a princess and I do NOT have to do anything you say”; and “You don’t have any friends” “No, YOU don’t have any friends”-—this is primarily a mind game the queen bee is playing, but 2 can play that game.
Also have her watch the opening scene of Miss Congeniality with Sandra Bullock, the playground scene where the little girl stands up to the bully, it is very instructive.
Thank you. Good advice.
-—How about on a tagline?-—
Start small, I guess ;-)
Same thing happened to our #2 son, but in a private school. He was sent to the Headmaster, and after school, when I was asked to see the Headmaster about our son's fighting. I asked the Head what the school policy was when the kids are being bullied, and the teacher doesn't do anything about it. He said the policy was to let the kids work it out for themselves. I told him that our son worked it out, so what was the problem?
The bully never bothered our son again, so it WAS worked out, and the school never did anything to either our son, or the bully.
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