Not Step Related.. but Kid Related advice?
So, it's not my problem, but my brother's family dealing with this issue.
His son is in elementary school... 4th/5th grade (never can keep this straight..haha). It's a private school. His wife also works at the school in an educator position.
The problem is that there are two brothers that have taken to targeting my nephew. He is a smart kid.. talented at sports but he is not a huge kid for his age.
Apparently, despite complaints nothing has been done about the bullying. Well, my brother got frustrated with his wife not handling things and went to the school himself. Apparently the parents of the "bullies" were contacted.
The next day one of the bullies bloodies my nephews nose.. he got suspended till the school year end I believe.. but his brother still is at school from what I understand.
I don't exactly know what kind of advice I could give in this situation.
1. I know it's somewhat unfair that he is upset because his wife has not taken care of it. She works there.. her role isn't just mom and she can't go off script from what the school tells her to do. She isn't the teacher in charge of these kids anyway.. so it's not like she can supervise it.
2. I kind of get the school initially taking a he said/she said approach and not punishing without more proof.. but now there IS proof right? and since it is siblings.. even if one has been sent home.. that still leaves one bully there... so what can be done to protect my nephew?
3. And... while it seems like this is a 2 on 1 bullying situation.. I don't know if my nephew could be doing anything to fuel any of it. again, he is smart and talented athletically.. is he bragging.. being a smart a##? (family genetics smart a##'s haha)
Has anyone ever been in a situation like this? On the one hand, my brother could find a new school.. but it's also his wife's employer... so that is a bit complicated right? What would you guys say to your brother... if the school won't take it seriously.. and there has been literal blood shed.. would you pull your kid and find another school?