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12 year old girl is refusing to go to school because of verbal bullying she endures (for no apparent reason).  School refuses to acknowledge a problem

In Topics: School safety (not bullying), Bullying and teasing, Communicating with my child (The tough talks)
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Sep 11, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

Bullying is a serious problem in our schools and neighborhood. Authors such as Annie Fox (who also contributes to Education.com) and Michele Borba have written much about getting assistance from the school and help for bullied students.

Their websites are http://www.AnnieFox.com and
http://www.MicheleBorba.com

Also, please consider seeking additional resources within your local area, such as from school parent organizations or programs.

Best wishes -

Louise Sattler, NCSP
 

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gnowit
gnowit writes:
Sometimes we forget what we are doing to our own children. We think they can understand children who bully, they don't know what there problem. Children find it very strange when a child open his mouth and all that come out are bad words.
Now these words might make your child feel sad and make them feel I don't belong around these children who talk with these bad words. Bullying comes from a child who has problems with words...only words are words. Be nice! It doesn't take a lot of words.
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colleenjohnston
colleenjohn... , Teacher, Parent writes:
Have you considered homeschooling her? It's not a viable option for every family, but sometimes it can work. One of my daughters was bullied at school and had very low self esteem. We started homeschooling her in 7th grade. She did so much better once we made that decision.
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tealilys
tealilys , Parent writes:
i would find a different school that will make her happy or maybe have a meeting at the school with the princible and the parent of the kids bulling her she dont have to put up with that i hope you do the right thing good luck
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infomotive
infomotive writes:
Consider Arthur Morgan School. We are a small boarding school for grades 7,8 and 9. The students and staff form a close community. We work together in academics, chores, maintenance, and farm work. We go on extended outdoor trips and a long research field trip. Students here form close friendships, and grow socially and emotionally. They gain leadership skills, independence and self-esteem. This is a place kids can be themselves and be appreciated for exactly who they are. I wish every child could have the experience of coming here, it is truly a celebration of adolescence.
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