Hi Everyone, Sooooo... My 7 year old daughter walks around the corner from our house to the bus stop and every day, she has something new to tell me about this little girl who keeps bullying her. This little girl likes to make racist comments (my daughter is a blonde haired, blue eyed child- she's a minority at her school) and likes to threaten to beat up my daughter- so far, she hasn't thrown a punch this year. However, last year, I know she hit my child on the very last day of school. Anyways, on top of the nasty comments, this kid has stolen my child's little Lisa Frank lunchbox. It was only $10- but stealing is stealing in my book and unacceptable. My daughter asked for it back- of course, she hasn't received it back and the child has not brought it back to school. How do you deal with these issues? What do you tell your kids? I feel so bad because really- you can't fight fire with fire and my daughter is at a loss. I won't tolerate racist remarks coming from my kids' mouths- and I really don't believe my daughter should give 'tit for tat' in regard to this girl picking on her. Then again, I hate to tell my child to keep her mouth closed and ignore the girl (Ah, this little girl has already been busted once by the bus driver threatening my kid). Yesterday, I talked to the bus supervisor over her route- he recommended a letter to the prinicipal as well as demands for restitution- either her lunch pail back or the kids' parents cough up the cash for it. So that's what I've done- but I hate having to involve the school at all. So---- what do you do with school bullies? My son is 11- we've dealt with it with him and we've dealt with it all last year with my daughter- but it seems like we're dealing with it WRONG because it keeps happening!