My son is seven years old. He has loss of hearing in both ears,so his speach is what we call it is baby talk. this started last year in kindergarden,he was very happy to start kindergarden an unlike his four older sisters,I had to stay with them on the first day of school. So when he started to be sad to go I wasn sure why ,It started slowly with him getting off the bus with out his beanie,then his fire mans hat from a field trip was smashed to pieces, a bruse ,and te last straw was bite marks. I talked to his teacher who wasnt concerned at all. I started asking him every day what happend at school,then what had happend on the bus,one of the boys was in 5th grade who lived around the corner,he atarted coming home with bloody noes,always making up excuses for how he got them intill one day he came straight home climed in bed at 5pm and said he was going to sleep,he was so sad,I new something was wrong I sat down beside him and he flinched,I asked him what was wrong,as he lifted his shirt and I say the bruises on his little body,I startedto cry with him he finally told me everything,because he of his speech no one understood him when he tried to tell the bus driver,or even his teacher. This was a group of boys on the bus who would hit and call names laugh,take his things,and break his stuff,the 5th grader was the neighborhood bully,who liked to make the little boys fight against each otheir,would have fun hitting them in the private,throw them off the trapolin,and broke both his scooters. I had t start driving him to school as much as possible because he dreaded the bus,once every week he would bage me to stay home,I even had him chaseing my car after dropping him off. .he was scared scared to be at school...out of fustration with his teacher,who lattr I found out never said or did anything about what i had told her.I went straight to the rinciple, who was amazing he got all the boys from the bus and even got on the bus and advise the kids that anthony my son has a free pass to the office at any time .also talk to the kids about bullying,suspended the boys,he said when he called one of the kids mom and told her what he was doing she was in disbelife and argued that her son didnt do any thing wrong.As the princple explained how her son already admitted it ,she quietly disagreed with their findings. WOW. unfourtunetly the older boy will call him ben was hapeing out of school,so i calledhis mother who never came over to discuss it ,instaed she told all her children that my kids were a few bad names and didnt allow them to be friends wit any one on my street. He finally went to 6th grade another school,but still live s around the corner, my son still has baby talk,hes in first grade he still is suffering from that,he still doesnt feel completly safe at school. that boy ben left to another shoolbut their was a new ben to take his place,my heart goes out to every one whos suffered from bullying,I did as a kid,my brother was and now my son. Change has to start some where and I belve it sarts with our kids. god bless everyone
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