this week has been a tough one for us. We had to pull our kids out of school as my daughter was relentlessly bullied in Gr2 by 2 girls in her grade and a bigger boy in grade 3. We tried for months to have someone deal with it, we were promised kids would be spoken to and things would change. But after multiple bruises, ripped coats, scratches, skipping rope hitting, stick hitting, name calling (and many many many tears and sleepless nights we pulled them. We had to fight to get permission to transfer them .. With the school board, and had to get Mayor/MPP and above involved. So Monday hopefully getting them signed up at our next choice school.
Any advise on how to go about helping build a 7 year old extremely emotional girls self esteem after all of this?? I have some ideas but am curious if anyone else has anything to suggest?
My only other experience is teaching martial arts to kids who have low self esteem. We help them set goals and achieve them. We teach our students to cheer each other on and us instructors cheer too. It really helps kids believe that they are strong and capable no matter what the bullies say. If you have a good martial arts school in your area that could be very good for your daughter. Just make sure to pick one that focuses on core values more then competitions.
It sounds like you are a great mom for fighting for your daughter!