Today I feel like I have fed my Daughter to the lions.
She used to love going to school but that has been ruined by a few individuals who think it’s ok to make her life a misery. Bullies.
She got upset this morning (the second time this week and it’s only Wednesday!) because her skirt was too tight. I knew it wasn’t about the skirt. Just like it wasn’t about the socks on Monday. She got angry, cried and hit herself. It took everything I had to not cry. I know it’s not the answer but I gave her the option of staying at home. She wanted to go to school. Once there, it took a good 40 minutes to get her to leave me. I just wanted to take her home, to protect her, to make it better.
Ive had meetings with the Head and I even asked if it is something she is doing to make the other girls pick on her? The answer, of course, was no. In fact the only thing the Head could pin it on was the fact that she’s a very quiet, solemn little girl and perhaps the children can’t ‘read’ her?!!
Still no excuse for bullying.
I was bullied at secondary school and I know first hand just how miserable it makes you feel. As a result I too hated school. I didn’t go very often. There’s no excuse for it and normally it’s because others are jealous. I was older and could think more logically. Daisy just sees things in black or white. There’s no grey area.
I’ve told her to ignore them. She did yesterday and as a result ended up playing on her own. This breaks my heart. You send your children to school expecting them to receive the same level of care they would get at home. You don’t expect them to feel alone and sad.
I have kept quiet so far but I’ve had enough now. This has been going on since last October. My Daughter is sad, withdrawn and hating her life. She’s 9. This is not acceptable and I will not stand by and watch what should be the best days of her young life get any worse.
If you’re reading this, I hope you’re proud of your children!