Hi. Im so sorry I didn't come back to update sooner. Well, what happened is I went home that night and talked to easy child, told her that it is not her fault. She asked me to give it one day and if things were the same or worse, she said she wanted to go to the principals office with me. I said ok, I will let you try to handle the situation but if it continues we have to put a stop to it. She felt very confident that things would work out, as this group of girls usually never go after the same person twice, they are always on the prowl for new victims. That night, easy child asked me to pray with her, as she was a little nervous about the next day. I told her that kids who are bullies are usuallly looking for something that is missing in their life or trying to compensate for something. She said, mom doesn't the bible say to pray for your enemies? I said yes it does. So we cried and prayed together. The next day, all was fine. She said they acted like she didn't even exist. *sigh* big relief. It is so hard being a parent and going through this because you never know if you have done the right thing. I still don't know...because I know that this group of girls will just move on to the next innocent victim and I hate that! But I wanted to respect easy child's wishes and give it a chance to work out on its own. So for now things are ok. Just a funny side note, she said that same day she had the problems, one of the girls on the bus was telling one of easy child's friends that she shouldn't be friends with her that she is this or that, and she lies, etc. Funny tho, because the sweetheart friend said, "oh I don't beleive any of that, ____ is not that kind of person". I said to easy child, now that is a sign of a true friend. tina We are not usually on the recieving end of this. I have been called a few times about difficult child being the bullier. But today easy child calls me sobbing saying that in gym class, a group of girls were throwing things at her, a water bottle hit her in the head, and they got up in her face, called her fat and some other things. easy child said that the teacher saw part of this taking place and did nothing. easy child even went to the teacher and told her they were doing this, but again she did nothing about it. At first easy child said, please mom don't call the school because it will just make things worse. I said, ok if you don't want me to then I won't. Then she said, ok go ahead and call. The school is closed now, so I will have to deal with this in the morning. I don't know if I should address this with her teacher or go straight to the principal. About the bottled water thing, my difficult child hit the bottom of a bottle someone was drinking out of and he got a referral to the office, so wouldn't you think someone deliberately throwing a bottle at easy child and hitting her on the head would be grounds for atleast a trip to the office? I don't know quite how to handle this. easy child rides the bus home with 2 of the girls and I am afraid it is only going to get worse. Help!