from @team7lj So many of you have reached out to us asking to help! We are so grateful that you all think of us for this situation. We try our best to answer questions, lend advice and give opinions 😉. This incident is very sad, however, the 7 of us have been through this as children, as teenagers and as ADULTS! As a family and in our experience (we have a lot), we feel the mother could and should have definitely handled this very differently!
Education is key. Get involved with the schools early! Teach him, show him how to speak up for himself and that he will not tolerate such behavior from peers. This not only impacts him and his self-esteem, it has an impact on the students, and lets admins and parents know as well, that he deserves the respect and dignity just like all of the other children. He is there to receive the same education as the others!
The mom wasting time on videoing is ridiculous. Get your ass in that school and demand change, respect, and action! He needs support from his mother. He will learn how to handle situations by observing how she handles them and this is not the way to handle them!
Trips to Disneyland, farms, sports games, etc may give a moment of happiness, but it will not resolve the problem. Face the situation. Conquer the fight. Educate the ignorant. We’re happy to share experiences, resources, encouragement and advice with Quaden and his family!