My Ds has just started his second term at school and he is following the wrong kids. He has been picked on a little bit but the main problem is the other children trying to encourage my DS to bully other kids.
He hasn't done it as yet but the language he has picked up is bad. I have spoken to his teacher who has tried her best to steer my DS away from the others so they are doing what they can.
my DS has some issues of his own and struggles to "fit in". He told me he doesn't like to spend time with these boys as they are mean but wants to play with them as they are his only friends. Before finding these kids, my son followed the teacher around on yard duty every recess and lunch so is desperate to cling to a friendship group.
what are some things I can do to help point my son in the right direction. I want to explain that "fitting in" isn't everything and these kids aren't worth his precious time but how do I explain this to a 5.5 year old.
He is already excluded in class as he is given seperate work to the rest of the class so he feels alone in that regard too which is why I feel he won't let go of these boys even though they upset him.
any experiences or advice would be greatly appreciated