What Would You Do? Part 2

Ireland
January 15, 2009 3:48pm CST
Let's say your son is a good dancer and his teachers have put him in a school concert on a dancing part. But you have told the teachers not to put him dancing because his classmates will cal him a puff. You discovered later on that they haven't followed your advice and so you go to the school to talk with the teacher and complain. The teacher said " Your little Boy is no angel you know, you got a note we sent you last week about his bullying in the yard?" What would do you do then?
4 responses
@Fortunata (1137)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Was the bullying the result of name calling? You'd need to find out. If it's related to his being called a 'puff' because the teacher went ahead and gave him a dancing part in the concert, then that would make sense. If it isn't related to that, then you need to find out why your son is bullying other kids.
@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
16 Jan 09
If your child doesn't want to do the dance, I would insist that he be taken out of the part. If the teacher doesn't listen, go to the principal. Tell the teacher that your son won't be at school the day of the concert if she insists on him dancing. On the other hand, if your child likes that he was chosen, don't give him the thoughts about being bullied because of his part in the concert. He may be a great dancer. If he enjoys it you should encourage it.
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• United States
15 Jan 09
First...does your son want to do the part? If so then let him do it, dont let name calling be a reason to stop him from showing his talents. If he doenst want to do it, why? if its because he doesnt want to be teased, and he is in fact teasing others, then its the old saying of "if you can dish it out, you can take it" If he doesnt want to just because he doesnt want to, then noone should force him.
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@kezabelle (2985)
15 Jan 09
Im shocked I really am I would never ever stop my girls from doing anything they want to do for fear of what others might say il bring them up to learn that they should be who and what they want to be no matter what others think because its how THEY feel about what they do that matters not other peoples opinions! If they then told me he was the one being a bully id be having a damn long talk with him because bullying is something i would not tolerate ever!
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