Dear Dr. Meg,
Hi, I am a mother of a 10-year-old boy who has been harassed at school by other kids and even classmates for the pass 5 years. It’s getting to the point that he asked me crying to change him to another class or he does not want to go to school anymore. My husband asked the teacher what was going on, and the teacher said that the kids are just trying to help him keep up with the class. The teacher said that he has difficulties focusing and he gets distracted easy. His grades are not bad but he needs to study more than the other kids.
My son does not have any friends. Kids always laugh at him because he is not coordinated when he plays any sport activity. He attends Sunday school classes got baptized at age 7. Since this happened this school year he believes that Jesus does not love him because Jesus is allowing all this things to happen to him. My son has good behavior at school, but at home is different. If we ask him to do something while he is playing or watching TV, he will talk back at us in a very loud voice.
What to do?
My daughter, who is 13 years old, also does not have any friends. She always plays alone. She has good behavior at school. All the teachers tell me that she is a very nice girl. At home she also has a bad attitude when ask to do something. I have asked her why she does not have any friends, she says that the kids do not want to play what she wants to play, and then the kids will start making fun of her. She also attends Sunday school and Sunday service. She was baptized when she was 10. She has been diagnosed with ADD and is currently taking medication since she was in Third grade, only during school year. Her grades are good.
These situations are affecting the quality of our family relationships and communication with each other. Please, do you have any advice of what to do or how to handle these situations?
Mother That Needs Help