My son is 7 his name is Eric, he has been bullied since he was in young 5's its a form of pre-k, but he is in 1st grade now, he has gone though Hell and back at the age of 18 months I new something was different about him, he didn't want to be held hugged loved like most babies I've seen when I was going up, He was my 1st child and that's all I wanted to do but he would get mad even angry when he was hugged, he would often make noises out of no where when he got excited or upset too I thought it was kind of cute he had a delay in his speech too but years went on it was time for headstart, the teachers didn't treat him like other students they even told me to take him DURING a Christmas Play this broke his heart and that was the beginning of him hating school!!! In Kindergarten he would come home crying every day because his teacher was mean his friends were mean I told Eric theres no way the teacher is mean, then he told me stories how she would make him sit out of the group and kids would tell him he's weird, he stinks, they called him sweatpants poor boy and even told him he was mean, as a mother this broke my heart! I listened to him cry everyday these this at first I told him to just ignor them they'll stop, they didn't then I told him to tell them that him and his mommy would pray for them and it didn't stop one day he comes home and was physically attack, I started going to the school during his lunch reassess to watch Ive seen him punched kicked and a worse I was told Eric was in trouble not the other students be of him defending himself, I was told the play ground aid saw him hitting at students it was because he was trying to get them off him is all, I tried to defend him but this was no good to the principal all I was told im not allowed to sit and watch I'd have to sign in first but that wasn't my point Eric did no wrong I saw the entire incident, but I was asked to take my son home, and this continued I got fed up with how he was being treated by students so I stepped in and found out that this group of kids that were bulling my son day in and day out, but come to find out that one of the boys family members was a teacher at that school, I also found out that the teacher was indeed treating my son unfair, and this upset to the point I was crying, I was at his school dropping off his lunch he forgot and looked in the class room before knocking just to see him but instead I saw this, "Eric about 7 to 8 feet away for all classmates his head on his desk, he looked so sad, I look at the teacher reading a book to all the other children and not once did I see her turn to show my son pictures or to ask questions or even to see what he was doing" he was let in a corner by a book shelf just like a piece of furniture, and this broke my heart, ((I now listen to him when he tells me his teacher is mean to him because this wasn't right!)) but I knocked loudly on his class door the teacher turns and asks how may I help you, I bluntly ask why isn't he sitting with the rest of the class, she took me out in the hall and stated, we cannot have him sitting with the other children because he's disruptive, he makes noises, chews on things or his sleeve and touches things on his desk and we cannot have him disturbing the other students who are learning, this made me mad! I didn't know my sons rights or wasn't aware of his condition YET, he was going through test but we have come to find out he has Asperger's, after I was aware of his condition I told the school what was going on but nothing change but this did explain a lot, why my alarm clock was taken apart and I thought he broke it but he surprised his mommy by putting it back together and it still works to this day 1 year later and now that hes out of kindergarten he has an awesome 1st grade teacher who has helped him in so many ways this year was a good year for Eric, I only pray next year 2nd grade will be the same as 1st grade and nothing like Kindergarten!!! there is so much more I could say about Eric's story but I'll say this he writes it now not others Ive helped him where others have torn him down and if some one is mean I listen, Stand up for him now always and for as long as the good lord lets me, I'll do this for him my other 3 children and anyone else, It's not ok to bully child or teen or even adults, It's WRONG!
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