What to do about a Bully???

Amber - posted on 09/12/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 5 year old son went to a slumber party last night and a 10 year old neighbor kid that wasn't invited came over and pushed my son down and repeatedly hit him. Then he swung him around by his feet until he hit his back and head, and then tried pushing him down a flight of stairs in the garage. Thats when the other boys that were there stopped playing with kittens and turned to stop him. Then the boy ran home.The father from the slumber party didn't inform me as to what happened until the next morning because he didn't know that is was a serious situation. The parents of the boy were informed but shrugged it off. I am deeply saddened by this situation and wonder what you would do??? Thanks for your input.

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Angie - posted on 09/13/2010

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Don't let him go back to that home. The parents should have been aware that an univited guest was there. This sounds like a very violent attack and I'm surprised that the other boys didn't go get an adult to help him or that the parents didn't hear your son's screams.

Christie - posted on 09/16/2010

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Sorry to say but 5 is a little young for a slumber party I do not condone bulling but he should of never went to a slumber party in the 1st place...thats just too young in my opinion

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Tania - posted on 09/15/2010

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Gosh Amber, I'm so sorry. I agree that you shouldn't let your son go back to the house. I think though that it is important that your son witnesses your intevention (whatever that may be; whether you chat with the parents of the boy whos slumber party it was, etc). Your son needs to know/hear out loud that what happened to him was unacceptable and that you are there to protect him. My heart aches for both of you.

Toni - posted on 09/14/2010

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If he has injuries maybe file a police reporrt then they wont be able to shrug it off and it could save another child from the same fate.

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I agree, why weren't the parent's observing the children and make sure everything is going okay? I think if my child were having a party, I would know immediately if there was a child there who was not invited. I would make sure to talk to your son and let him know if someone is picking on him, it's not bad to let an adult know he is uncomfortable. I feel so bad for you and your son. What a horrible position to be in.

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