My 3 and half year old boy is constantly being bullied at daycare. They hit him, call him names, climb on him and harass him. I am doing everything I can to stop this, and I will continue to do so until the bullying stops.
The interesting thing though is that my child doesn't seem to care so much, or take it to heart as much as I would expect him to. I mean he definitely is not thrilled with the whole thing, but he talks about it in a passive state as if he's telling me a story that happened today at daycare that doesn't pertain to him. This is what got me thinking that he is not mature enough to process emotions like adults do, and that it has little effect on him and that he forgets about it as soon as he comes home. On one hand he is thrilled to go to daycare, he loves his teacher and everything, which makes me happy. But at the same time I know that he is being bullied, and I'm sure he doesn't like that. But somehow it doesn't seem to have a huge impact on him and his behavior (or maybe it does, and I'm just not aware of it).
I should also mention that this only happens during lunch time when his beloved teacher takes a break, and an incapable teacher takes over, the children take advantage of her and my poor child (he has only one friend that's loyal to him), but besides for that the bullying does not take place (so she assures me, and I trust her).
My question is, how worried should I be for my child's emotional health? I mean I'm gonna do whatever I can to stop the bullying regardless, but is he mature enough to process emotions and should I be worried that it will impact him in the future, even though it doesn't seem to have any major effect on him right now?