but not for Duckie in particular. I'm on a wellness committee that's looking into working on bullying at school. They have a program in place but would like to beef it up. Plus, my neighbors daughter has been getting it pretty bad lately. She's a bit of a pita by being bossy and demanding with other kids PLUS she's a very bright child and has learned to manipulate and push buttons. But I think she's very controlling rather than actually mean. This is coming back to bite her and the truly mean kids are moving in. This little girl doesn't have her father in her life and two of the mean girls plus another two flunkies cornered her in gym and started teasing her. Duckie tried to help a little, but was intimidated so it went on throughout the period. Duckie told me about it as soon as we got home and I called the girl's mom so she could talk to her daughter. It turns out it's been going on for awhile. Last week, Duckie's bff (who can be a bit gfgish) was hitting, elbowing and kicking her throughout the week before the girl let the adults know. And the worst part is that she's starting to complain about vague discomforts and not wanting to go to school in the morning. Third grade seems very young for school avoidance.