When I was growing up, I was the kid who always got picked on. I had crossed eyes and was poor. That was enough to make me a target.
As a child, you just don't know what to do about that. It is frustrating and hopeless. Parents and teachers often can't help as they never seem to catch the bullies in the act, they are too sneaky for that.
My son is a target too. Granted, he brings some of it on himself because he tries to be different from everyone else. But secretly, he wants to fit in just like anyone does.
He goes to a very affluent school where there are lots of spoiled rich kids. He's not one of them. But there is one, who seems to be at the top of the food chain who took an instant dislike to him. It is interesting to me that I can pick those kids out of a crowd in a moment. They have a certain radar. There are some kids who are popular but don't lord it over everyone else. And then there are the kids who are somehow both popular and mean.
I am so sorry for my son and frustrated because I'm pretty sure that nothing I do will affect anything, other than to cause him to be even more of a target. Unless this boy happens to have a heart change. The other thing that makes it awkward is that I'm friends with him mom. She is a wonderful woman and I know she'd be horrified to know that this is happening.
Praying for heart change here.