Carnival Roundup: Bully Edition

My mother-in-law’s house is ready.   The walls are painted, the hardwood floors have been sanded and polished, the carpets have been cleaned.  Now, we just have to get the lease signed and let the renters in.

A school bus photographed in New York, New Yor...

A school bus photographed in New York, New York. Bus is a 2000-2001 Carpenter Classic 2000 body with an International 3800 chassis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This week, we had our first real bullying incident on the school bus.  I guess one of the benefits of having a kid who is the biggest in the school is that nobody punches him.  My daughter doesn’t have that benefit.   She was punched and pushed for being in the wrong seat on the bus a couple of days ago.   Thankfully, the school dealt with it quickly.   The bus is equipped with video and the little girl copped to it.  She’s s off of the bus for a few days and her parents have been informed.   Unfortunately, her twin sister seems to be the vengeful type.  She came home yesterday lying about how my daughter behaved on the bus and got another little girl to lie about getting hit and bit by my daughter in school yesterday.

How do I know it’s all lies?

First, my daughter didn’t ride the bus yesterday afternoon.  She was scared in the morning, so I promised to pick her up from school.   Hard to misbehave on the bus when she was cuddling with her mother on the couch.    The other little girl–who goes to daycare with the twins just up the street from our daycare provider (who happens to be the grandmother of the twins)–recanted once she was away from the vengeful twin.  Her mother filled us in last night.  I’m not a fan of a grandmother defending a kid’s lies.  No kids are angels, but helping them lie doesn’t make them better people.

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  • 5 comments

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    1. Bullying STINKS! I hope that everything turns out ok but it sounds like this might be a recurring problem 🙁

    2. Way to get to the bottom of that! I totally agree with you as far as parents defending the lies of children. While I’m not a parent I can’t imagine that sets a good example. I hope it all works out 🙂 I made my way through a few of those carnivals too – nice work!

    3. Bulleying has become a HUGE problem. I am glad action has been taken, but it has to be hard as a parent seeing this. No child should be scared to go to school. Best wishes!

    4. I’m so sorry for your daughter! That truly sucks and I am so glad she wasn’t on the bus that afternoon. Tell her it gets better as she gets older. 🙂

    5. Wow, what a horrible ordeal for your daughter. It is unfathomable the number of bullying occurences. It is crazy how the ‘school experience’ has changed since we were kids. Hope your daughter has no more incidents with bullying. And I hope that Grandmother gets some integrity!

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