We took DS to a party this weekend where it was raining, so all the kids were cooped up inside a pretty small playroom. Three 7 year old boys started picking on DS because he was playing with girl toys (FYI - we were at a girl's house, so the only toys in the playroom were girl toys.) Then one of them started taunting DS by putting his hand on the toy DS was playing with just to see DS get mad. Finally, I actually caught them chasing DS and when I stepped in they started to chant "Mommy, mommy." It was awful. One of the worst moments so far being a parent for me. I told the boys in no uncertain terms to leave DS alone, I spoke to the one boy's mother, and then DH and I made sure not to leave DS's side for the rest of the party.
DH and I have discussed this in length and he believes that this is something we will be dealing with more and more as DS gets older, and he's probably right. So it is something I want to deal with head on, so that I know exactly how to handle it if/when it happens again.
Has anyone been in this situation? Or have advice on how to handle this? For example, I'm not sure how to talk to DS about it - I'm not sure how to tell him to handle himself if/when it happens again. Anyone know of any good books or articles that deal with this issue? Would love to do some reading on the topic but most of my books focus on development and disclipline.
Would love thoughts/input on the topic...