A reader and first time parent of a child being bullied at school sent an e-mail requesting help from you.
Help me! My child, a sixth grader, is experiencing some bullying by a kid who is known for this type of thing. The bully is doing a lot of verbal stuff out of ear shot range of the teacher and also trips my kid and runs into him in the hall extra hard knocking him down and saying it was an accident. How long do you wait to go to the teacher or higher? Should I call the mom of the bully first?
Well, just don’t do this. I mean it might work for you but it didn’t feel super effective to me.