My dd has been selected to do "Battle of the Books" where they pick 14 books over a months time that are pre-selected (which we aren't fond of) in competition to practice strategies for competition. It's a lot of work. The teacher didn't ask us, just our dd. She told the teacher yes. We were upset because it wasn't asked of us for such a commitment and it is an after school commitment also and told her no. Are we wrong? Now the teacher is upset with us and we feel she was in the wrong by not coming to us w/this.
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Answer by aly38914290 at 10:48 AM on Feb. 24, 2009
Okay, why do you want to be upset? Your issue has to be with your daughter not the teachers. She should have asked you first before SHE said yes. Why is it the teachers responsibility to ask you first? They invited your daughter. It is her job and responsibility to get the ok from you, not theirs. This is part of the growing up process. Yes it is a commitment for the parents too, everything your children do is. I would say you are wrong to be upset with the teachers. There are options. You could let her stay after school if there is a facility, library something, where she will be safe until the event begins. Maybe another parent lives closer and can let her come over until the event starts at 6. You could offer to drive home after. Yes it may require you to do something inconvenient. Is it important to your daughter? Can she handle the extra work?
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