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My 5 Year Old Is Being Bullied By My Best Friend's 8 Year Old
My son is 5 years old and is being bullied by my best friend's 8 year old son. I just don't know what to do. We noticed it with words in the beginning when we went on a vacation trip to San Diego a few months ago. He would say mean things to my son like "you're being annoying" when my son was doing nothing but watching tv.
At one point he kick my son and my daughter came to tell me what happened. I spoke with my friend and she said she talked to him but since then we had not really gotten our families together 'til recently. Just the other day I went to visit my friend and her son was really nice and asked my son to go and play. So I stupidly thought things were gonna be better. Well then my son came out crying and my friend's son was saying I don't know whats wrong. When I asked my son what was wrong he said nothing. Well he just sat by me the whole time. Right away I felt something was wrong. So we left.
It wasn't 'til we were in the car is when he told me what happened. My friend's son sprayed Axe cologne in his eyes and punch him in the stomache. Then he smacked my son with a pair of underwear in his face. My son asked him "What did you do that for?" and he responded with "shut your mouth". When my son told me all this I was in shock that a 8 year old child could be so mean but I just listened with my heart breaking. He continued to tell me he pulled his pants down and laughed at his underwear and he gave him a wedgie. I wanted to cry but I didn't.
I right away called my friend. She apologized and said she was embarrassed. I told her my son was no longer going to her house because he was scared of her son. I told her I wanted her son to know that we knew what was happening and it was no longer going to happen and it was going to stop today! She told me that she spoke to her son and let him know that his behavior was not acceptable. But I just don't feel satisfied with that.
Is there something else I should do? I feel so upset and broken hearted. I just feel like more should be done. Am I wrong for feeling this way?