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My ds kindergarten's teacher strange request.." NO MORE SHOES WITH LACES" if your kid can't learn to tie them !!!

Anonymous
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And he's only just turned 5yrs old. WWYD?
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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MommyBoha
by Ruby Member on Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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I think its a fine request. Teachers don't have time to stop and tie shoes all day long
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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I'd get some Velcro shoes, I reckon.

mesfilles
by Bronze Member on Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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Same here. Teach him to tie or get velcro.
PoisonEyeV
by ☆ No Ragrets ☆ on Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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Seems fine to me.

                                                                                           

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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Well, then they're never going to learn to tie them. I've never heard of anything like that.
mjande4
by Silver Member on Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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It's a reasonable request.  The teacher doesn't have time to be tying shoes.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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I would provide non lace shoes until he learns at home to tie them. It's not that strange- teaches wind up taking a lot of time out of their day just to tie shoes for kids who can't. Velcro, or elastic laces, or those little coils. Turn the regular shoes into slip on's. 

vegepunkstr
by Silver Member on Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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I can see where she is coming from. I volunteer in my sons kindergarten class and it takes a lot of time out of the day to stop and tie all of the kids shoes when they come undone.
kjsmama0206
by Bronze Member on Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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Teach him to tie them? Its not that hard, a normal 5 yo shoild be able to tie their shoes. It is not the teachers job to tie shoes all day.
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