My 8 year old daughter used to love school but I was say that since she moved up into year 3 she has always tried to get out of going. Every time I asked her why she came up with some excuse and I didn’t question it much.
That was until she kept coming home from school telling me certain children has started stealing stuff from her pencil case.
This was easily solved by not keeping it in her drawer any more and keeping it in her bag and bringing it home after school every day.
What I did find odd was when the Easter term was over and she could start wearing summer dresses which she likes wearing as they are cooler for her she would refuse to wear them on P.E days, instead she would wear her school polo shirt, pinafore and cycling shorts underneath. I questioned her about it after a couple of weeks went by and she was still doing it. She told me it was because she had to get changed in front of the girls and boys in the class and they laugh at her. My heart almost broke. My daughter is not the slimmest of children, she never has been, she eats healthy and does a lot of exercise but she just does not slim down at all. This must be distressing her for her to do this, they are making her self conscious which a young girl of 8 shouldn’t even be thinking like that yet. It really is so sad.
To top it off this week she had her hair cut from half way down her back to shoulder length as it was getting unmanageable. Me and my husband both asked if her friends liked her hair and she said that a certain 2 children said it was ugly which again upset her as she liked it before she went to school.
She then had a talk to her sister the other night and asked her if she ever wants to turn back time, her sister asked why and she said because if she could turn back time she would be a skinny child because people wouldn’t be nasty to her any more.
Some children will hit, slap or kick her for no reason.
The straw that broke the camel’s back was when I was told that one of the children in her class said to my daughter that when she was older she would not grow up tall but grow outwards instead.
How bloody cruel can 8 year old’s possibly be? They are nothing more than bullies.
My daughter is such a happy go lucky girl, she will talk and play with all the children, she never likes to see a child left out and they are making her so self-conscious, she comes home with an attitude almost every day.
We have spoken to the the head teacher and hopefully things will get better for her. We shall see.
What would you do?