Our child goes to an after school child care provide by the local Y. It's right at her elementary school, so after class she just goes there to another class room with the other kids and they play games, do homework etc, till we pick her up after work. She's gone there for two years and liked it. She has lots of friends at school and gets along with just about everyone. Lately though when I've picked her up I noticed that she wasn’t her usual self. I've asked her what was the matter and she told me that two girls (they are sisters) were being really mean to her.
I know kids can be mean, and I'm sure most of us have been picked on for something when we were in school, but these girls are being extremely vindictive, the things they are saying are cruel and rather inappropriate. I feel that it is the Y's responsibility to make sure the kids are in a healthy environment and they are notified of a situation such as this they should do something to put a stop to it. Yesterday when I picked her up she had tears in her eyes and I asked her what was the problem. The lady at the Y just said my daughter came to her but wouldn’t tell her what the girls had said for fear of “getting in trouble.” The lady said that these girls are constantly picking on my daughter and she has repeatedly told them to stop. She’s even talked to their parents but they keep doing it. The lady acted like there was nothing else she could do. She also said they have an “attitude” with other kids as well.
When we got home my daughter told me something the girls said to her that day which was very disturbing. It was rather explicit and I was shocked and very angry to say the least. Today my husband called the branch office and spoke to the director notifying them of the situation. We told her we hope they put a stop do the bullying that is going and would rather it be taken care of before we seek other assistance. She said they will correct it, and speak with the girls parents.
I am worried it will still continue or if the girls are still there, they will act even worse because my daughter spoke up. Not sure If we should go talk to the parents ourselves or not. Personally I just want to go talk to those two little brats and tell them to leave my daughter alone!! *sigh*