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What do you do when you are displeased with your childs school?

As the school phrases it , my son is "a bad kid". Can't choose his friends but I am against most of the kids he is hanging out with. As a parent what control should I have over this? What actions can be taken? Can anything be done without taking him out of that school,Even though removing him and placing him in a new environment is what I think may help. He idolizes friends but they are nothing but trouble. Brushes with the law and may be doing drugs!!


Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Sep. 6, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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Answers (6)
  • What does your question have to do with being displeased with his school? You need to focus on your displeasure with your son and your displeasure with his choice of friends. You can police who he hangs out with after school. You can monitor his phone, computer, text, etc. You can be his parent. He may also need some help in the "how to make nice friends" department. If you send him to another school he will probably attract the same type of kids again. The change has to come from within him.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 AM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • Take him out. You have the right to put him in another school. Go to the School Board and ask what options they offer

    Answer by admckenzie at 7:58 PM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • Take him out of the school. The teachers and school staff have no way of policing who he hangs out with. If you don't like the crowd he's with, change the scenery.

    Answer by ap9902 at 9:49 PM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • show him the way of jesus and get a gun. mom powa!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 PM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • It doesn't sound like the school is the issue. The school can't be blamed for who he chooses to be friends. Can you move away from the area? Even if he changes schools, he'll keep those nasty friends.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 PM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • Sounds like he got in with the wrong crowd and now he is dealing with the consequences of his choices. It is not the school or teacher's job to watch who the kids are being friends with, it is their job to TEACH the kids. It is a parents job to teach their kids values, respect, right from wrong. We cannot fix everything for our kids, they sometimes have to learn by their own mistakes.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:05 PM on Sep. 7, 2009