If your child is being bullied at school, do you confront the parents, or tell the teacher?
There's a girl in DD's class that is constantly making trouble; she's very tall and thickset, and I've seen her pushing, kicking and spitting on other kids. This morning we were early to school so the class was running in circles around the flagpole.
BullyKid stopped suddenly and DD plowed into her back, BullyKid turned around, pushed her on the chest and yells "Watch it, f***tard!"
This is from a five year old, by the way, and there is a child with Down's in the class, so NOT the ideal thing to be saying.
I've only ever met her mother, but she's a nasty piece of work. Our only conversation began and ended when she asked me if I regret having "a ginger kid, cos you know she'll always be behind the others with boys"
As if that's my main goal for her in life!
I've told the teacher before about my concerns for this kid and DD, but she has a big job to do with the entire class, and I fully understand she can't constantly hover over this kid to correct her language.
Would you approach the parent, or be a serial tattle-tale and tell the teacher again?
Is it appropriate to tell the Principal in this instance?
I don't want the mother to get uppity because I'm constantly complaining about her kid behind her back, but based on her own *lack of* personality, I'm also worried she'll react nastily to me bringing it up with her.