ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) - Now that the kids are back in the swing of things with school, there's always the possibility that problems can arise -- particularly between your child and another kid.
So, what is the best thing for a parent to do?
Rachael Brunso, a third-grade teacher in the Round Rock Independent School District told KXAN that in her 18 years of teaching, she has dealt with a problem or two between students.
"The biggest concern is another kid is picking on their child and teasing their child, and their child doesn't know how to deal with it," said Brunso.
Brunso’s advice to parents if they hear about a problem is to talk to your child.
"So the first time it crops up, we encourage parents to talk to the child and ask, 'What was going on? What did you say?' And maybe give them some possible solutions," said Brunso.
If the problem persists, let the teacher know.
"What I tell parents: 'I don't know if you don't tell me. You have to communicate what is going on,'" said Brunso. "I know a parent's perspective is: 'How could you not see this?' But it can be quiet, maybe a little poke in the hall, or just something one kid is saying that is bothering them."
What you shouldn't do is contact the other child's parent.
"Going mother-to-mother or parent-to-parent creates a bigger division and a much larger repair in the long-run," said Brad Wirht, Bridge Point Elementary School principal.
One thing both the teacher and principal said is to tell your child to talk to the student who is hurting their feelings and tell them: "I feel hurt when you call me names."
Teaching conflict-resolution can be a good life lesson when another kid is picking on your child.
Of course, if it turns into bullying, then that is something the school needs to know about, according to teachers.
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