Thursday, October 16, 2008

2 thoughts and a question....

thought #1 I know it's not close to Christmas, but just listen to the song "mistletoe" by Colbie Calait on my playlist. It's great and it makes me want to put the kids to bed early and make peppermint hot cocoa and watch some wintery chic flick like Serindipty or While you were sleeping, or even Napoleon Dynamite

thought #2 Fall is the best!

question: What do you do about kids that are mean to your kids at school??? Help me on this one experienced muthas!

extra thought: prepare yourselves for some amazing halloween bunco night pictures...coming tomarrow!

7 comments:

Holly said...

It's so hard to have other kids treat yours like crap. For weeks, J came home crying every single day. I'd hold him and we'd cry together. It sucks! We just talked it all out. We talked about what he wanted to do about it. He said he wanted to punch the kid in the face. We talked about consequences. We talked about what Heavenly Father might want him to do. Luckily, there was no face punching. It's all better - for now. Good luck! It's so hard!

The Arnell Family said...

Love the song. I'm glad you recommended it! :) Hmmm luckily I don't have kids yet. I might want to beat up anyone who bullied my kid. Good luck! Mmm and I love fall too!

LuAnne said...

I can't wait for Bunco!! I'm not an experienced Mother yet, but tell those kids to quit picking on Jaden!

alison said...

OK here is what you do, you go to the school with J and purposely stand by the bully, you act like you don't see him and tell J you have a baseball bat in the trunk and for him to point out the kids who are being mean, guarentee when the kid overhears, he will never even look at your kid wrong again.OK so I have not ever actually done it, but I am sure it would work, goodluck. Also tell him that usually when kids pick on him that it is becasue they think he is cooler than they are.

Tori said...

I taught Halston to voice to the other kid "that is not nice and I dont have to play with you". He has the right to walk away. I taught Halston you have to be nice, but you dont have to play with them. Giving him the option of what he wants to do. The good thing is, Children work it out. Everyday things change. Just teach your kiddo, to stand up for him self and refuse to be picked on.

Amy Allred said...

Okay, so there is this little girl that Kyla loved to play with and she was a ruthless little b. So one day this little girl told Kyla that she was ugly..that she never wanted to play with her again..that she wasn't invited to her birthday...and that she had a new friend she liked better, and then she slapped Kyla across the face...she even had the red mark on her face when she got off the bus...............So long story short..I explained to her that she didn't have to be her friend, but she did need to confront the girl and then act like she didn't exist ever again. I know, probably not the best advice, but it was the best I could come up with since I really wanted to personally go and kick her little punk butt. So, Kyla went to school, walked up to her and said, "I'm Rubber, You're glue, whatever you say, bounces off of me, and sticks to you." "Just so you know, my mom says I don't ever have to be your friend again, so it's over." and then that was it........we haven't had a problem since..........WHo know's if this is helpful or not, but I still want to kick that little brat's butt. Um, and BTW you are looking awesome up there in your workout picture.

Mary said...

A kid was picking on Ethan at school, nothing big, just name calling. I just kept telling Ethan how awesome he is, had him name all the cool stuff about himself, really just tried to boost his confidence. We just talked out his emotions (he would come home crying too) and how we should feel sorry for the kid. Yeah, Ethan wanted to punch him, but things do change so quickly - he invited Ethan to his b-day party next weekend and we're actually going. It's so hard because I'm like a mama bear and I want to rip the kid a new one but I have to be an example of forgiveness and compassion even when I don't have it in me! I did tell Ethan that if anyone actually gets physical and hits him, he has every permission from me to give the kid ONE chance to walk away, then absolutely defend himself. It is so hard!!!