I was quite upset last night when Pete updated me on his day.
Bella came home from school upset, crying, and asked Peter to “just kill me”. I’ve seen this behaviour before – when she has a realisation that she has done something particularly bad. But this time the cause was being teased at school about her allergies. A couple of kids from another class were telling her she was going to die because of her allergies.
I was pleased that she was happy to open up to Pete, but sad that I wasn’t there for her. Mostly I hope she is able to rise above the taunts, develops empathy for others being teased and becomes strong enough to lead others to be compassionate and caring.
From a practical point of view, the class teacher and school nurse will be informed so the Bella has someone to go to if it happens again.
Kids can be so cruel.