Tuesday, December 5

The Weird Kid

Yesterday morning I had to perform a painful "Mom" task. I had to talk to the teacher about my son's bad behavoir and that's never fun. I found out over the weekend my son was calling a little boy in his class "weird" not only to other kids but to the poor kid himself. I knew the "weird" comment didn't originate with him as it's not an expression he uses. After much discussion I was told it came from "Bryan", the class troublemaker.

So after lecturing the child about being nice to everyone, even people we don't particularly like, I had to talk to the teacher about dealing with this same problem in the classroom, because like most teasing it doesn't happen in front of the teacher or parents. And, I swear she used the same lecture we gave him over the weekend... "You don't have to like everyone you meet but you need to be nice and respectful. Calling people names is mean and will not be tolerated..."

We also told our son he had to apologize to the other boy, which he did. But the little boy didn't believe he actually meant it and said so. Hard lessons to learn.

Bedtime kisses and punishments--the joys of parenting.


Amie Stuart said...

I often find myself worrying that my youngest is the weird kid. Bless us, all we can do is the best we can do =)

Kristie (J) said...

LOL - I'm always secretly pleased when someone calls me wierd. Means I'm out of the ordinary. My sister calls me an odd duck sometimes and I take it as a compliment :)

Amie Stuart said...

But it's hard to be the weird kid when you're a kid--I know. I was too. Not the weirdest but definitely different *g*

Tara Marie said...

Amie and Kristie, I'm a bit of an odd duck, so I understand, but it is hard when you're the weird kid. And this poor kid is a little different.

CindyS said...

Well, you did good. Hard lesson having the other child not believe him. That would have been heart breaking to see.