How can I protect my son when I’m not able to be around?

Question: My son gets beat up a lot on his way home from school and once he got his bike taken away from him. What can I do to stop that since I am never home when he gets home? What can I do?

Answer: As is often the case, your answer is embedded in your question, for if you are never home, and you are never able to be present, there may be nothing you can do. It sounds like some prioritization is in order. If you can’t be there, can you ask someone else to be around? I know there is someone in your community who would be glad to help with this.