So today when I picked DS up from daycare 3 kids came up to us, 1 said to me 'DS isn't my friend' so I said 'why?' And he said 'he's naughty' so I said 'no he's not, he's a good boy aren't you ds'
So the 2 other kids say 'he is our friend, not ds's'
So I said 'don't worry DS, I am your friends and so is DS2, we love you'
The the first kid says 'I won't be his friend because he needs a new bike, I won't play with him until he has one' (words to that effect)
I just said 'come DS, you have lots of nice friends, don't worry, let's go'
I really didn't know how to handle it at all, I'm new to this playground bullying. My DS has had a tough year but he is a very sensitive sweet child. He would never say or do anything to hurt anyone, and even the carers always say how good he is etc.
How do I handle it better in future and how to I teach my DS that those types of 'friends' aren't needed and that he has many people who love him?