I have an 8 year old son. He was sent to the office yesterday over missing homework assignments. I was informed just of one earlier this week. He did that asap and turned it in, wether he got credit or not. Anyway, he came home yesterday in tears because he was sent to the office and got detention. Do you think we should be notified of this either in e-mail or letter from the teacher? If this had been my 10 year old daughter I never would have known and she would then be in more trouble.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:39 AM on Dec. 9, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 9:40 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
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Answer by mom2queenie2004 at 10:02 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
Urg. I am so sorry for him. I hate the idea of detentions regardless of the reason. And absurd for a child in elementary school. For serious offenses I find detention worthless. For something so trivial as homework....way to instill the love of education, learning, and respecting the institution of academics. Serious offenses should be community service in some way or related to the actual offense. Forgetting homework is not a major thing. If you forget then take the low grade and move on. When grades come along or updates...then that is the time to go whoah...what is up? Or if a child misses several then contact the parent. But in general a child's responsibility is to also learn to hand it in themselves and not have mom or dad called every time it doesn't get handed in. If teachers had to do that for every student they would never not be on the phone.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:18 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
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