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The "Pain in the A**" Mom ..

Posted by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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 Are any of you or do you feel like elementary school has labeled you this?   I totally do.  I have been extremely vocal this year and I believe I have been secretly labeled the "PIA" ... some have said "if they don't like you, good, you're doing your job."  Thoughts?

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Jinx-Troublex3
by Platinum Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:13 PM

You have to do what you think is best for your kids- period- who cares what anyone else thinks?

Jinx - Homeschooling, Scouting & Karate butt-kicking  Mom to Star Scout Ian 1/98, Scout Sean 9/00, Junior GS Heidi 4/03. Wife to Joe & Alpha to German Shepherd Spazz.

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by Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:17 PM

 Thanks for that positive comment.  Usually, I am the type that doesn't make waves and wants to get along with everyone.  Kindergarten was an amazing experience.  I was very involved but first grade, the breaks are squeeling ... "eeeeeeek."  This teacher is very different from last year, does not welcome involvement and has less personality than the mat the kids sit on at circle time.  She has done a few things this year that have really upset me ... never got a genuine "sorry" from her, only a forced one.  Seems that every interraction with the school lately is awful ...

Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:

You have to do what you think is best for your kids- period- who cares what anyone else thinks?

 

M4LG5
by Gold Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM

I'm the "pain in the ass" little league board member because i'm vocal.  But, guess what?  I presented a proposal to change age divisions and half the group was completely against it........but then HAD to change it to the same thing I was proposing because the district made them.  hahahaha. 

I don't care how they see me as.  I'm there for the kids. 

twi
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I have two in school and I feel like I have probably been labeled the same thing. I don't like to make waves either but, if I diagree with something the teacher is doing I  say something. I think thats how it should be.

steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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Yep, that would be me.  Except it isn't with the school it is with the PTA witches.  LMAO, they are the same idiots who last Spring were begging me to be President.  Be careful what you wish for!

zoo003
by Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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I am sure at times I could be labeled that.  Usually, I roll with things, but if I feel that I need clarification for something in regards to my children's education, then I am not afraid to ask.  Also, if I feel that my ds, who is bipolar, asd, and anxiety disorder, is having issues with the school following his IEP, or if there is some information that I think the teacher or learning specialist needs to know, I will speak up.  However, that being said, I do believe that speaking to someone respectful gets more attention that yelling.  If I feel that they are not listening, then I will take the appropriate actions (going to superintendent, gaining an advocate, etc).

mjande4
by Platinum Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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I'm not and I pride myself on not being one. I have worked long enough in the school system to know that this will eventually backfire. There will come a time that your student will need a new teacher or a recommendation for a scholarship/award and that's when the descretion of the staff comes into play. As a parent, you can advocate for your child without being THAT parent.
Idntreallycare
by Bronze Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 2:22 PM

I wonder if my son's long-term sub thinks I'm a PITA

Momyplease
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 2:38 PM
Im more then PIA mom. I already had three meeting with the principal this school year. because I had some performance issue with some of the teachers. I am not blind I know what they up to and they selective likes and dislikes toward certain student. because of looks hight weight. Well I dont but it. I will be up to their face like a tissue. I have already busted my sons teacher for not validating my son's reports on a classroom bully. So I will be happy to be the biggest PIA ever walk on the face of the world. I will make sure my son will be treated fairly. Not special just fairly. now things seem to improve after my heart to heart with the principal and the g counselor and the teacher. now I'm getting the proper feedback off my sons behavior and academic performance. vs before t didn't hear about issues until they got out off hands.So with all this been said I agree if your not a PIA you don't have the paddle on the metal in your childs school business. good on you mommy. And I take all kinds of criticisms from anyone. I dont care what anyone might think of my PIA attitude Exspecially the teachers.
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Momyplease
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 2:40 PM
in kindergarten? come on when the teacher
turns her back while a child bullying mine I dont care what recommendations she might be giving because I have one recommendation for her. end of story.


Quoting mjande4:

I'm not and I pride myself on not being one. I have worked long enough in the school system to know that this will eventually backfire. There will come a time that your student will need a new teacher or a recommendation for a scholarship/award and that's when the descretion of the staff comes into play. As a parent, you can advocate for your child without being THAT parent.
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