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I have one kid who is nervous about attending a new school this year. This child was picked on by one of the teachers continually during the school year, and then made fun in front of the class. This teacher offered no extra assistance when he began to have questions about the subject as they advanced in it - and this affected his desire to learn it as well as complete his homework. His grade suffered severely because of this.
Now, the child is not thrilled about school. One of the reasons for a new school is because of the bullying from the teacher (who flat lied about it to the principal and administrators. I heard from the friends how my child was treated in class...). It is sad when you can't keep your child in the same school because of administration bullying.
All I can do is encourage my child to go in with a positive attitude. I have explained that as soon as I find out who the new teacher of the subject is, I will email them and explain the situation to him/her. I will also ask for a meeting during one of the teacher work days before school starts so that my child may meet the teacher and try to establish a small trust then.
We will also meet with the principal for a couple of reasons, this being one of them.
Do any of you have suggestions from personal experience on helping your child recover from teacher/staff bullying?