Thursday, January 29, 2009

So here's what I think...

If your child is being bugged so much at school that she is coming home crying to you about it, you should go to the school and talk to EVERY teacher/staff that comes in contact with your child and make them aware of the problem. Make sure your child knows you have spoken to everyone and everyone says come to me immediately if there is a problem! You should not go off on the cafeteria monitor and office staff when your child gets in trouble because she did something to someone after they did something to her. If you make people aware there is a problem, then they can do whatever they need to do to make sure your child feels safe and secure at school.

I'm just saying.. it's what I would do, I have an open line of communication with my child's school. Besides the fact I work there, if he was coming home telling me every night that kids were pickin on him, you bet your sweet ass I'd be down in the office telling them and meeting with everyone to see what we can do to make him feel safe.

Now maybe the situation could have been handled differently. Perhaps. Probably. Another child probably should have gotten in trouble too. But really, what point does it prove to your child (who is already upset) when you go off on people you do not need to be going off on? What point does it prove? You can be a bully too just like the kids your child is dealing with? Cause that's what you're showing them.

I don't care if it was the straw that broke it.. really.. I understand, but I can't fix what I don't see and it is nothing I've seen.

So here's what I think. I think you need to apologize to a few people, I'm sure that's not going to happen, but you should. I also think that there is no reason to be disrespectful to others with your child (and other students) sitting right there, what kind of example is that? There's no favoritism at play, at least not where I'm concerned. I've sent my own child to the principals office.. oh yes.. I have. So don't accuse me of playing favorites with everyone else but your child. It's not what happens.

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