Mean Kids

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Mean Kids
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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 12:47pm

As a parent, do you want to know if your child is being mean to another child?

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Registered: 09-23-2010
In reply to: melissamc
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 1:08pm

Oh that stinks. Big time.


I think as a parent it's always hard to hear what your kid did wrong, whether it's as simple as missed an assignment or as bad as breaking the law. However, I'd definitely want to know so I could stop it from continuing. I'd probably be mildly defensive (understandably - you're telling me something bad about my kid) but also horrified that X is going on.

My kiddo is special needs so I'm often told what he's doing wrong, but I'm the type who goes on to try to fix it/stop it.

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Registered: 11-18-2008
In reply to: melissamc
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 11:31am
I would probably hate to hear it, but I'd want to know. I don't want my children to be bullies. And I hope I've taught them not to be...but I'm sure that's what all parents think.

When things like school shootings happen, we wonder what kind of parents the school shooter had, we say "he must have been mentally unstable" and things like that. But, often times, too little is said about the bullying that might have taken place against these kids.
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Registered: 05-02-2004
In reply to: melissamc
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 9:46pm
I would want to know. And if another parent saw my child being mean, I want that parent to take my child to task for it.

Now, that said, do I want to tell the other parent? Unless I know them really well, probably not. I might help brainstorm some ways to solve the problem, encourage the child to go to the teacher and maybe ask to not be put in that group again or that stuff.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
In reply to: melissamc
Thu, 03-01-2012 - 5:49pm

I think a lot of parents would want to know, but many wouldn't believe it. Usually the type of kid who bullies has a parent who bullies, or is in some way really insensitive. This is the case with every bully I've known.

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