My daughter is in grade 8 and struggles with friendships

Shannon - posted on 09/02/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )




To me she is so sweet, she's loving, caring and has many many friends outside of school on her sports teams but just doesn't seem happy at school.. Today the kids try to push her down on her face on the bus and because she's a strong athlete was able to hold her ground against the big bully boy on the bus..I am just so tired of this bully are mean or meaner than when I was growing up 25 years ago


Lamy - posted on 10/02/2015




Can she enter sports teams on her school? Bring the bullying up with the bus company so they can handle the situation.

Are there any other groups or clubs in the school you could encourage her to go where she might make more friends or have a better time? Do you mean she has friends outside of school that aren't from her school? If that's the case maybe she could invite some of the kids most likely to hang out to her house for different activities to create a better support systems of friends at school.

I'd get on the bullying situation and try to encourage her to join clubs there and invite students she knows over outside of school-time.

I hope some of that helps!


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Sarah - posted on 09/11/2015




I'd call the bus company and report it but I'd also go straight to the principal and inform what happened with names and everything. this behavior cannot be tolerated. Period.

Melissa - posted on 09/03/2015




Oh gosh! That is awful! I'm so sorry she is dealing with that. Kids are mean these days and it's hard to know how to handle it. Here's some info that might help on how to talk to your kids about bullying -

Hope things improve for your daughter!

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