School blues

Haven had her school pictures taken.  She is just getting so grown up.  I can’t believe she’s 8 years old.  It’s amazing and crazy at the same time.  She loves these hair flowers she gets from her Uncle Kevin in Hawaii.  She has one for every outfit in most colors.

Maybe some moms out there can help me with something.  For the first time ever, Haven does not want to go to school anymore.  We (dad and I) really like this school for it’s educational values, but Haven is having a really rough time with the kids suddenly.  Many of the girls are picking on her or making fun of her, kids are blaming her for “stealing” from them, saying she called another girl “fat,” and now all the kids call her rude and mean.  I really don’t know what to do.  Haven has always loved school and would rather be at school, but now she doesn’t want to go at all.  She says she is told to handle it on her own, and she is trying to do that but doesn’t know how when all the kids believe the other kids.  She told me after school yesterday that she can’t believe she has to go for another 6 weeks…that she’s counting down the days when she doesn’t have to go back.  This makes me seriously sad.  I’d rather home school her then have her not like learning and going to school.

So please, if anyone has any help or advice for me here, send it my way.  I’m not sure how to help her except to tell her to ignore them and focus on her studies.  But reading about horrible teenagers in the news lately, I don’t want her to grow up – end up in high school with no friends – being made fun of – and then going berserk.

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  • I am really sorry your little girl is unhappy in school. Have you spoken to the school about this situation? Life is too short for children to have their schooldays blighted by bullying. I live in the UK and homeschool my 12 year old grandson. Is homeschooling a viable option for you? How does Haven feel about it?
    Hugs for you and Haven.X