Long story and no energy to go into... Chris was bullied the other day A older then Chris young man took Christopher's glasses off his face and broke his glasses into 8 pieces for NO reason what so ever THANKFULLY the teach asked Chris where his glasses were as he wears them every day and he was able to name the child and the child then admitted to doing it and when asked why he said just because....
Honestly this was and is one of my worst nightmares for my boy
CC ~ who some days just does NOT understand why people are so mean to others for no reason
Is this a "typical" kid or does he have some delays ?
The thought of a "typical" kid doing this breaks my heart....a kid with his own developmental delays and possible behavior problems I could deal with....as I could see Erin doing just this, but not intending harm.....not making excuses....just wondering....
Mom to Connor (20) Ty (16) and Erin (13 with DS & Autism dx)
I'm so sorry for you and for Chris. If this was a typical child, he should be sent home for a week or some kind of punishment that really makes him think about what he did. I would be so angry with one of my sons if they treated anyone like that!
Grandma to six wonderful grandsons and two beautiful granddaughters..one with DS. Here to learn and grow.
So was this student suspended...afterall he destroyed not only self esteem but another student's property. I hope the school dealth with it appropriately.
And CC I am so sorry you had this happen to him. YES it is something we all live in dread of ...but I am proud of him that he was able to communicate what happened and who did it. I think that our older kids need some sort of training in how to defend themselves without getting into a fight. I think when she was young Emily was probably pretty naive about teasing and didn't recognize it if it happened (and it probably did). I once saw a program from a group in Calif who used psycho drama to act out scenarios like this or when people sat next to you eating or somewhere and were taunting or bullies. I hope his school comes to their senses and uses this incident to teach sensitivity among their students.
Christie, I'm so sorry to hear this! ! ! ! You're right.........it is something no parent (of a child with or without a disability) wants to happen! Please let us know how it was handled by the school. Hugs to you and Chris, Susan
I am so sorry to hear what happened to your son; when Milly was younger, some boys targeted her on a bus, and luckily the driver saw what happened, as she would not be able to defend herself or communicate it at all; it is a fear we all live with as parents. Good for Chris for giving the info to the teacher, and shame on the child who did this. Hopefully, the school dealt with it appropriately, and, how about the reaction of the boy's parents? If my child did this, I would at least have him personally apologize to Chris, and also I would certainly pay for new glasses. I hope that both the school and the parents deal with it responsibly.
I am so very sorry to hear this. That's one of a parent's worse fears for their child, disability or not. I realize there's more of a chance for our kids with disabilities. I'm glad Chris was able to communicate what happened.
We always get two sets of glasses, just incase... The next morning Chris did not want to wear his glasses to school, which was so odd for him as he puts them on the moment he wakes up and wears them to the moment he falls asleep. I am sure he was concerned that pair might get broken too I talked him into wearing them.
Christopher is fine now over all this but funny the other day when we went to get his new glasses he told the Eye Glass guy the name of the boy that broke his glasses. He has a very good memory and my bet he will mention this experience years from now.
Yes the young man that broke Christopher's glasses is in Christoper's school and Chris goes to a private school just for ones with Exceptional needs.
The young man was called into the Principals office his parents were called down to the school, he apologized to Chris and was told he would be paying for Christopher's new glasses out of his own money he earns weekly.
No way they could be repaired, sadly they were destroyed We got the exact same pair Chris had and luckily one lens we could use again but the other one was scratched Anywho they cost $234.00 to replace. So I have to summit the bill to the school and I will be reimbursed.
Colin and I are just glad it was the glasses and not Chris that got hurt and YES we too are so glad he was able to say who did that to his glasses.