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Please do not do this to your kids...

As a kindergarten teacher, I always have a few kids that cry on the first day of school. It is normal and usually I have to deal with parents that hover over their kids when they cry. They are annoying but at least they are showing that they care about their child. This parent just pissed me off.

These people just moved to my area. The school in their old district had not started yet so, when they moved here, he had to go for his first day. He did not go to pre-k so he was scared on his first day. His mother walked him to class and, when she started to leave, he began crying. I did what I normally did for all children who cry. I tried to get him involved but he grabbed onto his mother's pant legs. She turned to him and huffed "Let me go, cry baby!" and she swatted at him like she was going to hit him. He flopped down on the floor and started crying harder. His mother rolled her eyes and said "I've got to go. Can you handle the cry baby or do I just need to take him to my mother's" I told her that I could handle him and I would see if I could calm him down. She glared at him and then yelled "STOP CRYING! THERE IS NO REASON TO CRY! SHUT UP!" I told her the child was not going to calm down as long as she was screaming at him. Then she turned on me. "Oh, so you're going to tell me what to do with my own Goddamn kid? What do you know about raising kids?" (Hello! Four years of college and three, soon to be four kids, but yeah, what do I know about kids?). "Don't you judge me because you're knocked up and think you know everything about being a parent. I know how to talk to my own Goddamn kid and you are not better than I am!" and she turned around and stomped out. It was surprisingly easy to calm the child after "Mommy Dearest" left.

What a bitch? How can somone just talk to their own kid like that and then scream and cuss at his teacher in front of him, and like a room full of other kids? I feel sorry for the poor boy. The father picked him up and appolgized for his wife's behavior and promised that it would never happen again.

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by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

OMG wow! thats fricken insane.  I cant believe she would act like that! I cried with my kids when I brought them to school for the first time!

by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Oh jeez. I can't even imagine why he's still married to her.

I've worked with kids since I was 17 and I've seen some crazy and downright mean parents too.

Quoting Razzle_Dazzle1:

I don't know. It was probably something like "Can you believe how that teacher acted?" and he knows how she is and assumed that she was a bitch.

Quoting Anonymous:

The mother told the father how she acted or did you inform him?

by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Did you go to the principal or the school counselor?  Wow.

by Anonymous 9 on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

That's horrible. :(

by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Keep a close eye on the poor little guy
by Ruby Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Ummm. WOW. I mean I am not a lingerer (is that a word? lol) I will do the "It's ok. No reason to cry. You are going to have SO MUCH FUN" followed by a quick hug and exit and then tears in the hall/car/all day. That woman is just awful for that.

by Platinum Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM

My 5 year old was like that too. When I took her for her first day of pre-k, she walked in the door, hung her book bag on her hook, sat in her desk, and said "bye mommy!" like she had been doing it her entire life. Before I was her step mother, I was my step daughter's teacher and she was a bit of a crier. She did pretty well after her first couple of days.

Quoting HLmom89:

I never would do that to my kids. Never had to with my first yet he is the one telling me to leave as i want to make sure he is getting to where he needs to go. He is my oldest and will be starting kindergarten in 8days.

His first day of summer school, i walked with him in and got him to the kindergarten section. He sat with the other kids and looked at me and said leave mom, i am fine. I said ok i will go somewhere else and i leaned on the wall next to another parent. I waited to see if he would get up and wanted to make sure he followed the rest of the kids. He did and when he saw me, he said bye and then hollard back leave mom, and most of the other kids were crying, he was one of the few that was not crying.

So i am wondering how his first day of kindergarten will be.

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by Silver Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Four years of college doesn't mean you know anything about raising kids, but I used to be a teacher, taught kindergarten for a while, I know the types of parents you're talking about.

by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I really can not believe someone would do that to their child. Especially in front of the teacher and other parents. This post failed. LMBO!

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by Platinum Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Why do you think that?

Quoting Anonymous:

You went to college for teaching?  You really should try to get your money back.

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