i just had to go pick up my lil cuzin who was crying so bad that she was gettin sick shes in preK she is mixed half black half white she wanted to play with this lil boy who was white and he told her he couldnt paly with her cause his mom and dad said he wasnt alowed to play with black kids i had asked her if her teacher had gottin on to him for that and she said idk so i went to the main office and talk to the teacher and she said she cant do anything cause thats how he is raised but my question is why are parents like this and two why cant teachers do something about it like to the kids and tell them they are no different i thought when they go to preK they are sapposed to learn to share and be friends with all or is this what they are learning todayAnswer Question
Answer by Jademom07 at 2:21 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
We can't change what other parents teach their children, but we CAN teach our own children good values, kindness, caring, manners and use these types of incidents as teaching tools. There are some good children books to read together and follow up with a conversation about these issues http://www.cjkidz.com/parentsgrandparentsteachers.html (click on values, character building, manners etc.)
We can't blame the teacher for what the parents teach their kids, but In addition to teaching reading and writing, the teacher can teach about kindness and caring too.
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Answer by frogdawg at 6:18 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
It is sad that this has happened, however the teacher is right. She can not interfere with how the boy is raised. She can't tell him to play with someone his parents have told him not to. It is their personal beliefs, and they may be pushing them onto their son but that is how they want to raise him. It would be like forcing a Jewish child to participate in the Christmas pageant. I know those are far different examples, but both are the Personal beliefs of the families. Talk to your niece. Now is a good time to teach her that not all people will be nice. There are so many different examples to use if you don't want to use race. Being picked last for a soccer game, or being picked on for having different clothing. It can be a way to teach her about how to deal with these kinds of things.
Answer by MomOfJandM at 6:34 PM on Oct. 27, 2009