More than likely, we know the pain associated with having a bully in our lives. For many of us, it happened when we were children and the bullies were in the schoolyard. As we get older, however, we begin to realize that bullies are also sometimes adults as well, and we may experience bullying in the workplace or perhaps even at home. When we are parents, we try to do what we can to teach our children how to handle bullies and what to do when they come up against them. There are also times when we are left wondering how anyone could handle such a situation.
A mother who has been dealing with one of the children being the target of bullying is struggling to come to terms with the situation. She went on Reddit after speaking to the school and getting no satisfaction for the issue. In posting the situation, she talked about her family and the situation they were in, saying: “So I(38F) have 5 kids, all internationally adopted as I am infertile. This, in particular, is about one of my daughters (9f), I will call her Zoey as it starts with the same letter as her real name. Zoey just entered 4th grade, she’s going to school in person this year. Well, one girl (I’ll call her Cat) has been picking on Zoey a lot. I’m not one of those moms who makes a huge fuss over every little squabble.”
She also added additional information about Cat picking on Zoey for being Asian and adopted. When Zoey tries to talk to a teacher, the teacher brushes it off as being a conflict or says that Cat is just dealing with more than what they should in their life. The mother, on the other hand, doesn’t leave anything to chance and she writes everything down in a notebook.
It seems as if Cat had convinced Zoey to climb a tree during recess so that she could have a special seat in the classroom. After falling out of the tree, Zoey hurt her arm but didn’t do anything about it right away. When the teacher was told what happened, she got scolded because she climbed the tree, and she went down to the school nurse. She had broken her wrist and the mother wants the teacher and school to be held accountable.
They also wanted the mother to cut Cat a little slack because she had lost her grandmother over the summer. The mother didn’t think it was an acceptable excuse and would still like the child to be punished. That is when she came on Reddit, to find out if the community was on her side or not.