I just need to know if I'm crazy for worrying about an issue with neighborhood kids?

Melissa - posted on 09/19/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have 3 boys we've lived in our neighborhood for 4 years and haven't had any problems until a family moved in a couple years ago and now a new family moved in that has become allies with this other family. There's a total of 4 boys from the other 2 families and we've been dealing with non stop bullying. Last year one of the boys said he wished my youngest was a baby so he could pick him up and drop him on his head. I talked to the mother and she doesn't care this new family their youngest tried choking my youngest I made the mistake of letting it go because they were new to the neighborhood and I am regretting it now, because the problems have gotten even worse. All the kids go to the same school my middle son is being threatened by one of the kids saying that he wants to choke him and slam his head against a window then getting off the bus one of the boys said they wanted to kill my youngest. I've contacted the school and they are not taking my allegation serious because the other family also contacted and had all their kids file a report saying my son had threatened to choke the younger brother. I know my son he can push kids buttons but I also know he wouldn't threaten a younger boy. I've done everything possible and I feel like like no one wants to listen to our concerns. They haven't physically attacked my kids but the threats are really getting scary especially as a mother having to deal with this. Also to top it off the boy in my sons class has gone on a campaign to ruin all of his friendships he's telling kids that I walk around the neighborhood with a bat hitting kids and that my kids are the one's walking around the neighborhood throwing rocks and causing problems while they do nothing wrong. I don't even allow my boys out anymore until the sun goes down because I know the other kids will be inside. All the boys involved are in elementary school and thats one of the reason the school isn't taking us serious on the whole boys will be boys.

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Leah - posted on 09/20/2012

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if the school and other home owners wont step up and fix the problem contact the police and file a report everytime it happens because there is more going on than you could know and maybe there is something going on in these kids homes making them act this way it is not just boys being boys

Melissa - posted on 09/19/2012

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I wish we could move but we bought our house and selling it right now is not something we can do the problem families are all renters but the home owners aren't being very receptive towards whats going on in the houses. My husband is at the point where he wants to pull the boys out of the school especially since they aren't taking the allegations serious but at the same time my middle son has been going to this school since Kindergarten the school is great its just the front office aren't willing to listen to us. It makes me sick to my stomach that these people are trying to run us out of our neighborhood where we purchased our first house. We have already talked to the school and the teacher about the incident but since its only verbal threats they won't do anything. My son loves his class and his teacher he has been very adamant that he does not want to switch classes and forcing him too isn't really fair and makes it seem like he is the problem. To top it off a lot of the incidents happen on the bus and I found out today that driver is not filing the reports after the kids are telling him about what is being said so the transportation won't do anything without a paper trail from the bus driver.

Ann - posted on 09/19/2012

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I think that it's a horrible situation and I don't think that it should be ignored. Have you ever considered transferring schools or even moving?

Also, I suggest that you set an appointment with your son's (all 3) homeroom teacher and explaining the situation face to face. If the teacher is decent, I would think that they would step in and nip the situation?

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