How do I help my 7 year to stop getting made fun of on the bus and at school?

Kim - posted on 10/23/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 7 yr old daughter is having a hard time on the bus. None of the kids will let her sit with them and then the bus driver yells at her for taking too much time to sit. She is a funny, smart little girl, but seems like not too many kids like her. She never had this problem before, but now, in 2nd grade, kids seem to be getting a lot meaner. She is almost 8 but still acts a bit young for her age. It breaks my heart when she cries and says the kids are mean to her. How can I help?

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Michelle - posted on 10/23/2012

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talk to the bus driver explain what is going on it might be time for them to start assigning seats then there is no choice as to where everyone sits they sit together. Also go to her teacher get some insight from her as to what is going on and why she might be getting left out. I know you feel bad for your daughter but you can't fix things until you get to the bottom of the problem grade 2 is hard and some kids just aren't socially ready for the change and so they bully to make themselves feel better.

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Sophia Marie - posted on 11/03/2012

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I know you can report the children and the 2 people caring for the kids on the bus.

Kim - posted on 10/23/2012

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Thanks. I have actually been working with her teacher as well. She does have some problems in class, but, mostly with her quality of work. She was just diagnosed with having mild benign hypotonia. So it takes her a bit longer to get her written work done. She also has issues paying attention. I am now going through the process of having her tested for ADD. Maybe, (hopefully) once the diagnosis for that comes through, I will know better on how to work with her. I even have her in girl scouts now to try and help her connect with other girls with the same interests as her. She does great there, but, the bus/school thing really bothers me. My husband, has on occasion, caught the bus driver yelling at her. We are going to contact the bus company about this also.

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