Let me start off by saying I love my child's school and I swear her teacher is a saint. She deals with 25 gifted children day in and day out and has never ending patience. ( Im trying to figure out her secret ) A couple of weeks ago I saw that in thier life lesson time they were working on tattling. Well I figured with so many kids its important to get that under control so I didnt think to much of it. However the way they are handling this is giving me pause. The teachers ( 2 kinder classes that frequently do things together) are telling the children if they tattle they will get tattle tongue. They have a chart up with the symptoms and everything. Your tongue turns yellow with green spots and eventually people stop hearing you. I think those are the exact symptoms. I was so startled when i walked by it on my way out I didnt really see. But despite my best effortsI am now having trouble convincing my child she cannot get e physical medical condition feom telling on someone. And she is so afraid of this condition she is having trouble discerning the difference between tattling and warning. Anywho... any one else see an issue with this? I am trying to be very careful in explaining it so that I do not undermine the teacher's authority but I also dont want her afraid of catching tattle tongue.
on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:06 PM