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my 5 yr old is being bullied

my 5 yr old is being bullied by a girl who is 6 yrs old in his class. i have gone to the teacher a few times about this now, and she seems to have laid back approach to this. i am worried because my son is making himself feel sick so that he doesnt have to go to school. what can i do?
In Topics: Bullying and teasing
> 60 days ago

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Boys Town National Hotline
Mar 1, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

We are very sorry to hear that your son is going through this at school. It must be affecting him more than the teacher wants to admit because he appears to have some anxiety about going to school.

If your son's teacher is not willing to take a serious look at what is happening in her classroom, then it may be time to take it to another school professional who will take it seriously. Contact the school counselor or school social worker if there is one at the school. If not, speak to the principal. Your son's teacher needs to be aware of how the girl's behavior is affecting your son. The earlier this kind of behavior is addressed and dealt with, the sooner the girl, and the whole class for that matter, will understand that put downs and bullying are not tolerated at school.

Our Hotline is here for parents and kids of all ages. You can call or e-mail us with any concerns or questions. We are here 24 hours, 7 days a week to help.  
Thanks again for reaching out.  Take care and best wishes to you and your son!

Sincerely,

Cynthia, Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline
1-800-448-3000
hotline@boystown.org
www.parenting.org


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