I was talking to Austin after school the other day and asked how is day went, I do this everyday. He said that everything was "good". After last year, I ask more questions to ensure he is not being bullied again. I asked who he played with at recess. He said that he plays alone to "stay out of trouble". I asked what he meant by that, and he said that he won't be targetted again if he is alone. My heart broke! I don't want him to be wondering around alone or off by himself all the time. I was so sad! He doesn't seem fazed by being alone but I am not letting it go at that. I contacted the Psychologist and I am going to take him into see her to see if she can help him overcome this fear. Even though this boy that bullied Austin last year is gone from the school, he left scars! Poor Austin!
When I spoke to Austin, another day during the past week, he told me about a girl this time, who took both of his tennis balls and smashed them against the wall. I can't believe this poor child is such a target! What possesses these children to go after Austin? He is so non-confrontational, it is very scary to me! He wants to stay out of trouble as much as possible but this is crazy! He did tell the noon hour supervisor and she dealt with the situation. I contacted Austin's teacher to let him know what happened. I don't want a repeat of last year and the years before and Austin shouldn't have to endure this treatment. I am praying that no one will bother him and bringing him in for some help with give him some tools to deal with situations that arise. I long for the day that there will be no more bullying stories to blog about and Austin would have a few friends to play with at school.
I am so PROUD of Austin and I will not stop fighting to help him and protect him with all my might! I am determined to get him tools to protect himself too, enough is enough!
All the best! *HUGS*