Nena - posted on 02/05/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is 9 years old and he is a gentle giant! (5ft tall is definitely in men's size shoes 11). He is a great student, has a great personality (funny, witty) and above all he is very kind hearted! His qualities are also his problem. At school, kids who are much shorter than him seem to be the children that "make the rules" and will "get in his face" and shout at him when they feel he has done something wrong while playing basketball or other games. He is very athletic and instead of standing up for himself he simply walks away holding back tears and/or afraid of getting in trouble by the teacher on yard duty. How can I help my son build his confidence and to stand up for himself against others? I wish he would use his personality that I see at home during school hours. Any ideas?