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It's Coffee Break time! Hot Topic: Teacher cuts disabled student's hair

Posted by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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A 7 year old down syndrome girl named Jessica had several inches of her hair cut off by an assistant teacher. Originally the teacher told her mother she cut off about four inches of hair because she had food in it. When her child got home the mother saw it was more like eight inches. A letter later revealed that her hair was cut because she wouldn't stop taking it down. Turns out Jessica loved her hair and now won't even get in front of a mirror.

1. Do you feel that it is ok if teachers take action on children without a parent's consent first?

2. How would your child(ren) feel if something personal like this was done to them?

3. How would YOU react if something personal was done to your child and you found out after-the-fact?


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by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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OMG

today is picture day at my dd's school and I spent 45 minutes curling, fluffing, and primping my dd's hair. If anyone touches it I will break their fingers. If a teacher would have balls that big to actually cut my dd's hair, she better be stronger than me cause I'm going after her.

FabLife
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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 It's not up to the teacher to take upon themselves to cut the childs hair without consent of the parent(s)

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Cafe Beth
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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I agree with you. It was one incredibly "bold" thing to do.

Here's a coffee for you. :)


Quoting goddess99:

OMG

today is picture day at my dd's school and I spent 45 minutes curling, fluffing, and primping my dd's hair. If anyone touches it I will break their fingers. If a teacher would have balls that big to actually cut my dd's hair, she better be stronger than me cause I'm going after her.


Cafe Beth
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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I'm at a loss as to how one could have thought it was ok.

confused

I don't know if you like iced coffee or not but here's one for you!


Quoting FabLife:

 It's not up to the teacher to take upon themselves to cut the childs hair without consent of the parent(s)


FabLife
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:35 AM

 Ohh thanks for the Iced Coffee- Here is one for you

Quoting Cafe Beth:

I'm at a loss as to how one could have thought it was ok.

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I don't know if you like iced coffee or not but here's one for you!


Quoting FabLife:

 It's not up to the teacher to take upon themselves to cut the childs hair without consent of the parent(s)


 

ramonafrog
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:38 AM

This was a year ago. My dd's hair is about 5 inches longer now.
I would literally punch someone is the throat. I'm not even kidding.
I feel horrible for the little girl and her mom in this story.
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LilyPondOasis
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:44 AM

I agree with you and the first poster! 

I would be LIVID!!! Who the heck was she to take it upon herself to play beauty parlor in a class room. There is a thing called towels and water!!!!!!! 

Unreal! I would be doing more than talking to the Principal at the school -- Id be going to the School Board!! 

Quoting FabLife:

 It's not up to the teacher to take upon themselves to cut the childs hair without consent of the parent(s)


Cafe Beth
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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Hey, thank you!!! Very cute. :)

Quoting FabLife:

 Ohh thanks for the Iced Coffee- Here is one for you

 


sumannie
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:46 AM
That is soo wrong! They should always let the parents know even if there was food in it before doing such a thing. Instead of cutting it, couldn't she just washed it out first, but FIRST letting the parent know. I hate when ppl do that........Well I don't drink coffee but do you have tea?
LilyPondOasis
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Exactly Cafe Beth -- I worked in day care before and when kids got food in their hair or sand, we alerted parents and ASKED them if they wanted us to try to get it out of their hair or did they want to come get them. Plain and simple thing to do. Pick up the phone!

That was out of this world -- like this coffee !! Enjoy the coffee!

I love this image!

Quoting Cafe Beth:

I'm at a loss as to how one could have thought it was ok.

confused

I don't know if you like iced coffee or not but here's one for you!


Quoting FabLife:

 It's not up to the teacher to take upon themselves to cut the childs hair without consent of the parent(s)



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