I just found out that my dd had to sit on a playground curb for all of her recess yesterday for something out of her control. They sent home papers for parent teacher conferences that had to be signed and sent back in. We got them on friday and the school did not put a return by date on them. Yes I should have had them back sooner, but given the amount of sick kids and everything else in my house and that the conferences are 2 weeks away the paper did not get sent in till today. What does this have to do with my dd and recess? The paper that her mother had to sign and fill out is why she was left on the curb to watch everyone else play. I understand sitting out is a good form of punishment when a kid is acting up, not doing homework, what have you. Why is it ok though for her to be punished over this? This was not her fault this was mine. Why did they not call me? They call when they need parents to do everything else, and no they do not call all the parents they call me and about 3 other moms who basically are the designated school volunteers. They knew my other 2 children have been in and out of the Drs all week due to sickness. And even my other kids had not been sick why punish the kid for the parent not returning a paper? I am very upset right now. She was not the only kid this happened to either there was apparently a lot of kids made to sit out all recesses until their parents send the papers in. Is this ok? Why punish the kids help when it was the parents fault? I am willing to admit I screwed up I should have sent the paper in sooner, but this was not her doing kids can not control the parents so why punish them for their parents actions? Am I wrong to be mad at them for this?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:38 AM on Mar. 11, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by makelineerror at 11:56 AM on Mar. 14, 2011
Go in and talk to the teacher and hear her side of it. Then, let her have it for being ridiculous. I have forgotten to sign things for my dd once or twice, but she has never gotten in trouble for it.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 9:41 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by Nonoluna at 9:43 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by SWasson at 9:48 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by wendythewriter at 9:49 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
That is pathetic and sad. None of those kids made to sit on the curb for this reason should be. If i were you i'd be up in the principals office today. and if the principal supports it, i'd head over to the superintendents office. That punishment is just that...punishment. it is cruel, embarrassing and ineffective. what purpose did it serve? that's the question i'd be asking them. If you let this go one, what's next? I would demand an apology, not to me, but to my kid. A parent not is not homework, it's NOT the child's responsibility. And if they were THAT concerned over it, you're right, they should have called you.
Answer by boobarandbell at 9:46 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by KoolMom617 at 12:53 PM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by makelineerror at 10:42 PM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by daisyb at 9:52 AM on Mar. 11, 2011