Some mean boys at school tell him that he HAS TO play the chasing game at recess, and that he HAS TO be on the girls’ team. Then they chase him down and shove him into the fence or wrestle him to the ground.
Recess was becoming less than fun for him. Until yesterday.
We were having a talk about standing up to those boys. I told him that he did NOT have to do anything they said! He came up with an idea of his own.
“I know! I can just breathe in their noses and they will run away screaming!”
It’s a technique that has proved successful against his brothers and sisters, due to a chronic and potent case of halitosis.
Yesterday he came home from school feeling successful and powerful.
“It worked!” he proclaimed. “I just breathed in their noses and they all ran away!”
They haven’t dared to bully him since. I’m so proud!