I think I am one of the few people who always has something or the other going on with son's friends' situation (See my other posts). Today at the park, two kids from the neighborhood (older by 2 years) started pelting pinecones at my son who tried retaliating as well as saying "Stop". That was mocked by one of those kids, lets call him kid A who said "Sttttooop" in a baby like tone picking on my son. Pelting continued for a while. Then the other kid, say Kid B told my son that my son's parents were disappointed about his birth. To which my son told him something along the lines of 'same to you'. Then Kid A started telling B to stop pelting and added that otherwise my son will tell on them to his parents. To this my son responded this : "I have a breaking point. If you cross it I will tell my parents". Kid A said "You are pathetic at solving your own problem", to which my son said "what I am doing now? If despite my telling you wont listen what else can I do?" Then Kid A said "Even the last time you told on Kid C to your parents about something he just joked about". My son said "How is calling someone an ass wipe considered a joke" (this happened in the past when we had to intervene and tell kid C not to use that language on my son). To that the boy responded, anything can be said as a joke. Kid B then told my son he has no nuts (referring to his penis), to which my son called him out as someone with a low IQ for speaking such stuff. Then kid A and kid B started talking loudly among themselves saying my sons parents were so disappointed about having him etc". My son came home upset, and upon being probed, broke down narrating everything that happened. A friend of his who was also at the park, confirmed the happenings. I told my son, that he cannot control what others say. I encouraged him to keep standing up for himself like he did today. But I want to know if there is anything else I must do to handle the situation better. Hurling pine cones, insulting body part remarks etc are very disturbing. Son seems like he is doing ok but I am not. For what it is worth, my son is 10 years. The other kids are 11 and 12. My son does have friends who like him but they are not the kind who will standup for him. Or for anyone for that matter. I am at a loss on what to do.