Why people put up with stuff like this amazes me (Update/apology in red)
There's a lady from my town who posted about how her daughter was hit with a jumprope several times during PE today and then was stabbed with a pencil hard enough to require a bandaid. Apparently when the teacher was told, they blew it off. So she's trying to get a hold of the teacher and the principal and can reach neither and people are encouraging her to make she makes an issue of it. She wanted to know if anyone else had trouble with bullying. That's part of the reason I and another mom in the group homeschool and we said as much, without telling her that's what she needed to do. She writes
" we have had this bullying problem all year... Most of the time I find it's because my daughter said something to start it and the kid retaliated. I know my kid isn't an angel but this time she said she didn't do anything to start it. Not that she would be in trouble if she did. We don't have any other option but public school so I hope this is addressed quickly in a professional manner. It also does upset me that they didn't contact me. BUT... it's not the first time. We had a similar issue last week and they said, "oh, did you want to be put on the list so we can contact you when this happens?!" UH - YES!!!! I understand teachers are so busy and they have a hard job dealing with all those kids, I know I couldn't do it, and I was homeschooled and it was a horrible experience, so I want my kids to understand how to handle social/peer pressure, which is essential to emotional development, but I think this is a little too far."
I'm not judging. To each her own. Homeschooling is not for everyone, I get that. But why on earth would you put up with stuff like that?
Bullying is a very sensitive topic for me and I have probably overreacted. I know that homeschooling is not for everyone and is not best for everyone. I never meant to imply otherwise and I apologize if I did. I just feel terrible for the child who is having to go through this.