Angela - posted on 09/11/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My first grader is being bullied by her so-called "BFF". Subtle things like "I won't play with you at recess if you don't give me your snack" or "I won't be your friend if you don't let me wear your bracelet." to more threatening stuff like "I'll hit you if you don't let me have your lunchbox!" My child is too naive to even see she is being bullied by her friend! She makes excuses for her and when I try to get her to stand up to her, she backs down and gives in to the demands. I've tried various scenarios to help her handle it, but now I think it's time to step in. Does that make things worse? Thanks for any suggestions!