From Mandy, Child's Age 7 - 04/19/11 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I have a 7 year old boy who is almost 5 feet tall and 120 lbs.. I am very tall and muscular myself.. But he has been really strange here lately, he always looks like he wants to cry. I try and talk to him and he says everyone hates him.. I know a few girls in class bully him and I have tried everything. What can I do to get him to talk to me? He is a great kid but he doesn't make friends.. Please help
Reply from Nick, Age 11 - 09/24/12  - IP#:
Bullying is a bad thing. I'm not big im just really smart and nerdy. Bullying has happened to me before too.
Reply from Blanch - 04/25/11  - IP#:
I agree with the poster who posted before me. Basketball would be a great idea for someone his height. If the school doesn't have a team for kids his age, perhaps maybe sign him up for an after school league in your community. Maybe even football. Coaches will love your son because of his size. And he can make great friends and participate in healthy activities.
Reply from Ellen, Age 12 - 04/20/11  - IP#:
I would ask your childs teacher to keep an eye on things. I was bullied at school and I never talked to my parents about it. When I did finally, they asked my teacher to keep an eye on things. It turned out these other girls were bullying other kids too. Also ask the teacher to find someone who he may get along with. He might think that others will judge him on his size. Encourage him to play sports, and keep your house full of healthy food. If he is very muscular like yourself, take advantage of it. Why not try basketball, to compliment his height