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Does this sound like bullying or am I overreacting?

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Dappymummy Thu 20-Nov-14 16:20:54

Ds is 7 years old and goes to a small village school where a high percentage of families are very well off and have very lavish lifestyles. We are quite the exception but it is our nearest local school. I have always struggled to make friends with other parents at the school but now have a small circle of friends but sadly they have children of my daughters age rather than my son. Recently there have been a number of times where I have been really sad for my son. He recently woke in the night to tell me one of the boys had taunted him saying he had pinched a pen from his drawer and he wouldn't see it again. It was a pen that my son had begged me to buy and I had caved in although it was £7 which is lot of money to us. I was cross so the next day went up to the boy and said very calmly that he needed to bring the pen back the following day. He is from a very well off family so it was done out of spite. The following morning the mother of the child came up to me in the playground and said " oh about the pen, I think my son accidentally thought it was his pen but can't find it now. I was so taken back that I just accepted her explanation ! Today he has come out of school and said in a very sad voice that a group of boys were talking about him whispers about how annoying is so he just sloped off by himself. Am I overreacting or should I speak to the school. In the past I have always thought it best to let your child fight their own battles but he is getting more sad at school. Incidentally if we meet up other children out of school he is always popular and makes friends easily.

AdorableAbbie Thu 20-Nov-14 21:32:55

No you are not over reacting, just do what you think is good for your child, if you think you should talk someone in his school go, so that this things that happening to your child stops.

BlueChampagne Fri 21-Nov-14 19:39:52

Definitely talk to school, starting with the teacher. If you want to do some research, the school's anti-bullying policy should be available on its website.

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