ADHD kid being harrassed--reposting here

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ADHD kid being harrassed--reposting here
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Thu, 03-18-2010 - 9:53am

**just noticed the teen board is much less active, so posting here too, as my son is 12...hope that's okay!**


Hi there--My son has inattentive-type ADHD and turns 13 next month, so I figured I'd post in the "teens" section. He told me a kid at school is bugging

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Thu, 03-18-2010 - 2:10pm
That seems to be what the folks at school think, too--I left msgs today w/DS's case mgr and the school social worker, asking if I should talk to the mom, and they both said the vice-principal should deal with it. Like you said, going to the family must not help with this particular kid. Social worker went ahead & told the v-principal
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Thu, 03-18-2010 - 1:27pm

Talk to the school counselor/principal. Frankly, I doubt talking to parents of a long-term bully would be that productive (if they could do effective things, why haven't they already?). Get them on board. Maybe more supervision in the gym locker rooms, but get the staff aware of what's going on.

Might also be worth practicing the comebacks with your kid.

Megan
Megan
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Thu, 03-18-2010 - 10:41am

I would speak to the Principle also, Bullying is not to be tolerated at all.


On another note, when a kid at school makes remarks to DD (12) she replies" sphincter says what?" and when they get an odd look and say "what" she says, "exactly!" and walks off.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.