- 3 years ago
- Wedding: March 2015
So just a quick recap my daughter is nearly seven, she has a genetic disorder called Noonan Syndrome. Basically she is quite a tiny dot, about the size of a three or four year old. Apart from the serious medical implications that there is probsbly no point going into Noonan Syndrome is responsible for characteristic facial features.
So, in the last few months she had started to develop a stutter, not a bad one though and she has also started breathing in very very deeply before she can get her words out. Now, me and my SO thought this was very strange, she has never shown any sign of a stutter. Its strange, I can’t even call it a stutter, Its not the right word for example “Mum I want, Mum I want, Mum I want, Mum can I have a drink”
Anyway, she has been seeing a speech therapist but she has never seen this behaviour in her. We recently finished school holidays in Australia and all the way through, she spoke perfectly, now she has been back at school for a few weeks and it’s worse than ever.
For the last week and a half, she told me she was playing on her own at Recess and Lunch, I was shocked at that. Last night I finally got it out of her, some older boys are telling her she is too short to be there and she shouldn’t be at a normal school and telling the other kids not to play with someone that short. So, I gave her a big hug, told her how proud I was of her for telling me, then I went and cried in the toilet.
So, I decided not to ring the school and leave it to drop off this morning when I am calmer, it hasn’t worked. I am furious. What is happening is cruel, not because she has a disability, it would be cruel for any kid. I want to tell the Principal off, I want him to see I won’t tolerate this shit. Why are they letting older boys bully a younger girl?
I am intending to not be too polite, but not rude either. I am angry, I want something done. She has been bullied before, just not this badly and the school have been quite good about it.
How would other Bees approach this?