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Old 02-28-2013, 07:27 AM
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My heart goes out to you in this situation, it must be terrible to watch your son suffer. I have no immediate practical advice other than to say that a larger school system will offer your kids more options once they hit middle school and beyond. This is something I think about as we are trying to settle somewhere with our 5yo. I went to a school system that was small (about 175 per grade) and once you ran afoul of one group you were hard pressed to find another harbor of friends. Unfortunately I think it is the nature of adolescence to try to grind everyone into conformity and this can lead to some tremendously harsh behaviors toward those who stick out.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:05 AM
Location: Mason, OH
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I will go back to consider Kings. One of my former coworkers and her sons live in that district. They have nothing but good to say concerning the environment. But I will admit her sons are pretty big boys and would probably just smash anyone trying to bully them.

It is a hard problem to contend with.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:41 AM
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t45209: Thanks for your suggestions regarding my son’s classmates. We’ve had successful one-on-one get togethers with the boys, but then the other boys would resort to their tactics once back in school the next day in their group. He said he has “comebacks” to all their rude comments, but he’s just tired of dealing with them on a daily basis. He said he could probably deal with 1-2, but 3-4 have been wearing him down.

SoFresh99 & kjbrill: Thanks for your comments and suggestions as well. I was thinking a bigger school district would allow for more opportunities to make more and different friends as well. I will look into Kings!

In addition to my son’s school situation, there are also other reasons that have prompted our discussion of moving. My husband has driven 50 minutes to work (in O’Bryonville) one way for the past 15 years. Though he’s getting tired of the drive, he did it everyday because he thought it was worth living here. Now we’re not so sure. He’d drive the distance again if the move meant our kids would be happier in a different school setting. Also, a convicted drug dealer just moved back in across the street, and there are other safety issues that no longer make us feel safe living here anymore.

Thanks for all your help and suggestions.

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