simple me

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

"bully"

Son has been telling me ( it took several sittings at different times and places, and that upon probing on my part ) about this boy in school who likes to pick on him. That boy has kicked son before intentionally, so son says. I let the matter drop and monitor to see if anything else happens.
One day, son told me that he has offered a peace offering to that boy. Son says that boy has been eyeing son's fried chicken during break time so son decides to share with him . Of course my main concern was whether son has enough to eat ...son has a voracious appetitie , you see. Son says it is okay and today, he even defended the "bully" saying that the latter is helping him to finish his food faster? Should I feel proud that son is solving his own problem in a peaceful manne? A future UN peace official in the making?

Anyway, this afternoon, the "bully" was standing next to my son who pointed him out to me . I took a look at him and asked him whether he was too poor to bring his own food to school or what. He didn't answer me . Then I nearly wanted to ask him why he kicked my boy, but zipped my lips at the last minute. Why? That "bully" had one bandaged toe on his right foot. Someone could have taught him a lesson ?

7 Comments:

  • I usually let my kids solve their own problems, and only if they do not succeed, then i intervene.

    By Blogger stay-at-home mum, at 7:52 PM  

  • Wow. This is the longest post I've read from you. You're normally quiet succint.

    I think it must really bother u that your kid is being bullied. It bothers me alot, coz my kid is such a loving guy and doesn't understand it when ppl bully him.

    How do we teach our kids to stand up for themselves when it comes to bullying?

    I like what your son did. He is trying to reach out to that bully. Problem is what if that bully takes advantage of the situation?

    Sighhh....

    By Anonymous mott, at 10:32 PM  

  • Sorry typo error, "quite" not "quiet".

    By Anonymous mott, at 10:35 PM  

  • stay-at-home mum, that sounds wise

    mott, a lot to say when I feel son's hurt, lol

    By Blogger just me, at 12:57 AM  

  • mott, yes, I have to monitor the situation to see that son is not taken advantage of , right

    By Blogger just me, at 12:58 AM  

  • Your son deserves a pat on the back..How so mature of him to defuse the situation with peace offerings..

    By Blogger eve, at 11:44 PM  

  • Wow you taught him well :D

    By Blogger sbanboy, at 6:26 PM  

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