- Punched her.
- Kicked her.
- Shoved her to the ground.
- Pulled her hair.
- Tickled her when she didn't want to be tickled.
- Attacked her friends.
I have moved from Enraged Bear Mama for Caitlin to sad and worried about the boy. Today, however, when Eric went to drop her off, she didn't want to go into the classroom and threw a fit bad enough that he had to carry her into the school.
OK. Play time is over. What am I supposed to do if this is related to dreading going to school because the AYM (Angry Young Man) is there and not because she was being a brat? What if this dread is what's causing her to drag her heels every single morning and make us all miserable?
I'm looking for advice here. What can I do? What can I ask the school to do - short of kicking him out of school entirely - can I do that? He's in therapy. He's seeing some sort of doctor. I don't know what his home life is like other than his mom is an only mom and he has an older sister. Personally, I suspect that either he is/was being abused or was watching it happen to a family member, but I don't know if that is actually the case. That's my empathy coming out. How else do you explain an explosive and violent temper that causes him to physically attack my child?! She's an easy going, popular kid. She's not instigating these episodes and she's not the only person he's doing it to, either. She just happens to be a regular, or something.
Argh! Isn't it too soon for bullies?