Daughter is Bullied at Private School

Jeanell - posted on 02/06/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My Daughter Mariah who is almost 9, is bullied by other kids in her class. She doesn't want to tell the teacher because, she says he won't do anyting. Yesterday, in P.E. there was an incident resulting in one little girl telling her " At least I'm not a peice of crap and a retard like you". The other children in the class then all turned on my daughter. This is supposed to be a no tolerance for bullying school. She told both her teacher and the coach what happened and of course the other little girl started the water-works and denying it. My daughter was so upset that she was sobbing to me on the phone. I am angry and am meeting with the principal, coach and teacher on Monday. I would like some advice on what to say to all three of them because, this is not the first time this has happened..Thank you,

Jeanell Arriaga

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Erin - posted on 02/06/2009

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I would tell them to have a talk with the other children. And the bully should have to apolagize face to face and write a letter saying im sorry. The parents should also be notified. I think there should be something set up that if it happens again then there should be another decipline action and make bully aware of it that this is not taken lightly. And hopefully it will quit if it procedes set up another meeting. Good luck my thoughts and prayers are with you and your child!

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User - posted on 08/25/2012

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I get it, if your paying for a private school you expect the teachers to be more on top of this type of thing .

Katie - posted on 02/06/2009

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First of all, the fact that she attends a private school is not an issue.  I'm confused as to why that is even mentioned.  Kids in general, no matter where they go to school, are going to pick on each other.  I'm not making light of the issue, I was picked on and I remember it like yesterday.  All I'm saying is that the type of school doesn't make a difference. 



Anyway, Erin is right: they need to talk to the other kids as well.  In order to stop this kind of behavior, there needs to be a blanket statement made and consequences set up for those that bully other kids.  Good luck!

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