My friend's son is being bullied in school. How do I help him deal with this...?

December 8, 2006 6:43am CST
without instigating more fallout with his peers. It is all verbal and he is very sensitive. He just started middle school and is dealing with abandonment issues from his natural mother. I want to help him develop a thick skin without alienating his feelings. Any suggestions?
2 responses
@rbevan (308)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I think he should learn a sport that would make him tougher. This happened to a friend of mine - their son starting working out a lot (even at such a young age), He did not do it to bullie others - but if he was ever hit - he hit right back. I believe someone should defend themselves.
@maddog108 (3440)
• Australia
8 Dec 06
you go to the school and let the teachers know sort it out now it can leave long term damage to him if it goes to far