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I CAN NOT believe DD said this...

DD is 5 and in pre-K. She has a brother who has Asperger's so she knows all about Autism and how people can be different. There is a little boy in her class who has HFA or Asperger's... I am not sure exactly. Anyway. DD says at large group time to her teachers, loudly, 'Ms. *****, are you sick of **** being in our class, cause I am!' OMG. I wanted to hide under a rock. We talked about it all AGAIN and her teacher talked about it. I have assured her that her teacher loves all her students and asked he why she would think Ms. ***** would be sick of ****. She says because he screams a lot. I think this just bothers be because she was so mean to him and so... bigotus- maybe that is the word... when she has a brother with the same issues. I am just sad she is not more accepting after all she has been through. ::sigh:: She is already super prideful recently and now this. What am I going to do with this girl?

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Asked by But_Mommie at 4:34 PM on Feb. 7, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • Oh. All of this and then I get a note form the school saying my son ran from his classroom up the stairs to an empty classroom and hid under a table while screaming.

    Did I mention I am having a fabulous day?

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 4:35 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • Did you actually say that the teacher "loves" all of her students? Isn't that a big assumption? I'd also like to point out that you can love someone AND be sick of dealing with them at the same time. I guess what I'm saying is that I'm pretty sure she HAS a point. Rather than lying to her about other people's feelings, why not talk about it differently, in terms of people's rights to participate, and being fair to people about things they don't have a choice about?

    Answer by SWasson at 4:39 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • Assumption or not I do not want my child feeling like her teacher has favorite or that she is tired of or doesn't like another student. Nor do I want her saying such hurtful things. It is not my child's place to know which kids, if any, the teacher is 'tired of deal with'

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 4:42 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • :( Sorry, momma. These kinds of days are so rough. And it is always like life to kick ya when you're already down. BIG HUGS!

    Answer by theMOMmission at 4:51 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • Don't make her ashamed of her feelings. That will cause huge problems as she gets older.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:53 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • I don't give a shit about her feelings- she can have the feelings- she just can't say crap like that. She needs to learn to be a good friend even if that means keeping her mouth shut. I will not raise a bully.

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 4:56 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • Awww. I am sure she didn't mean it like that. Sooooo hard for you! Time to emphasize feelings and manners. Maybe take a walk and have a long chat. Feel better!

    Answer by staciandababy at 5:02 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • It's probably just an age thing. She just hasn't learn proper social protocol yet, but she will. I would be mortified too. At least she's not afriad to speak her mind!

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 5:12 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • So sorry to hear this. It is understandable that you took it especially hard. It brings up a lot of feelings, I'm sure. And with other people involved..There are many layers as to why this would be so upsetting!
    Were you there (it sounded almost like you were, "OMG. I wanted to hide under a rock") or did you hear about it from the teacher after the fact? I wonder how the teacher handled it (with her, and with you)? I'm not asking you, just saying all these things factor into the reaction, and can add to the tendency to personalize it, or feel it is a reflection on you (that she would say that.)
    Bottom line: it isn't hard to understand that this was upsetting & why!
    I also agree with points about what's problematic with the possibility of suggesting that certain feelings are wrong/bad, or don't exist in others. I don't think the suggestion is to "agree" that the teacher IS sick of anyone(!), but to emphasize kindness/inclusion.

    Answer by girlwithC at 5:16 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • I was not in the room but I work there so these are my co-workers who know about our family situation telling me this. I did tell her that her teacher loves all of her students and that she should never feel like her teacher is sick of anyone and questioned why she said that. I wanted to make sure there was not something I needed to know about and possibly report. We talked about (again) how people are different and how she should be a good friend and not be hurtful. She told me what she said did not make the boy sad because he did not look sad so we talked about how hurtful words give people a sad heart even if their face doesn't show it. She knows all of these things already. We have talked about being a good friend to this boy and she told me today that she was not his friend because he had no friends so we addressed that too.

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 5:24 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

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