My child may have had his first encounter with a bully. I think. Yesterday he came home upset because one of his fellow campers pushed him down in the pool, luckily he survived but this morning he told me he had a nightmare that he drowned.
Now I’d like to think I’m among the more civilized mothers in our society, certainly more restrained than this mom. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to pull that little pool pushing ninja up and give him a piece of my mind. But alas, when faced with the little terror I kept my cool, took a few deep breaths and went on about my business. Later today I’ll talk to his teacher and pray that this was just a one time thing.
Kids will be kids, right?
Still I wonder, is it possible to prevent your child from becoming a victim of bullying? If not, what’s a parent to do?
We’ll talk about it tomorrow on Cocoa Mode. Tune in @ 9:00amET on SiriusXM 128.