Nic happily reported when he came home yesterday that "B listened."
What this little exercise established:
1) It took care of the immediate bullying problem, but it also
2) Established to all and sundry that Nic will not be a target--and that Nic will deal with this problem, not mom running to the principal on his behalf.
3) Showed Nic that he does indeed have control over some things and most importantly
4) Gave his self-esteem a huge boost. Next time it happens, he has a script and a course of action.
You should see him, when he smiles, he is lit from the inside. I am so proud of that kid.