Holly - posted on 03/28/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am ready to send this student packing, as this isn't the first time he's hurt my son. But I want this to be the last time. He has caused him injury, spraining his wrist. Before, he has scratched him until bleeding, held him to the ground, left him hurt in our trampoline, stuff I thought was just roughhousing; altho my son is teasing him a little, I don't think physical violence from someone double his size and strength is a fair or appropriate response - it's bullying. The student responds immaturely and he doesn't even apologize. We are talking to his coordinator to find him a new host family, one with no younger kids in it, so he can finish his year. However, it is very awkward right now as my husband and I and my son are angry at him and I am not sure how to handle him. He is not my child, or he'd be held responsible for his actions (grounding, taking away computer/internet, bicycle, allowance, stuff like that). How can I discipline someone else's kid until he's outta here?