I feel very sorry for the bullied nine-year-old boy in this article. He's ill-served by the adults in his life. The school leaders who won't deal with the problem students; the mother who may have had to turn to - eek - homeschooling; the father who tells the child to fight back; and the reporter who dishes out lame advice. Join clubs and activities to meet other children? Puh-leeze.
Dear Spineless Educrats and Tentative Moms and Dads and Touchy-Feely Media People: " 'If it is physical, parents need to become immediately involved,' says (Kate) Cohen-Posey.* '... press legal charges. Bullying that involves any form of touching is considered battery in most states.' "
Author of How To Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies