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One has an easier time with studies and making friends (Zachary). His brother has to focus more to get things done and is more of a loner at school (Trevor). They are both ten and in the same grade. One thing we do is to make sure is that Trevor is told frequently and shown how well he does on things that Zachary struggles with. We also make a bigger deal when Trevor does well on tests because Zachary realizes it is harder for Trevor on some things. We bring...
I'm really confused as to what the problem with her wearing the costume/hoodie was at all......why insist she take it off/tuck in various parts of it/whatever the case was to go to the party....why not just let her wear the hoodie....
Quote: Originally Posted by ramama I always love creating a post and then realizing that someone said it much much better and more eloquently just ahead of me. It happens to me a lot! You so can't let Yoshua think he is an eloquent poster...it will totally go to his head and then I will never hear the end of it.
Quote: Originally Posted by ramama Somehow I missed your post. I could have just said "Yeah, that." Bold mine. Story of my existence on MDC....for the most part anyway.
Quote: Originally Posted by Yoshua Thanks for finally asking. Nope. Simple recourse is to stand in front of the door, if that is not an option then the second recourse is to send them to their 'time out' area in the office with their hoodie on. I was not in the class room, no one here was, but grabbing the child was not an option unless they were hitting someone or a danger to themselves. And walking through a door is not a danger to...
Quote: Originally Posted by Phantaja I apologize for using the letter F. One question. Just one, and I'm done. When the girl tried to leave the room, do you think that the teacher should've just let her walk out because she wanted to? Just wondering if you are able to come up with a way to stop a child from leaving a space without physically restraining them. It seems you are not even willing to try to imagine a different scenario, so I...
Quote: Originally Posted by Phantaja Furthermore, I find it incredibly hard to believe that an eight year old was attacked by teachers. There it is....
Can't find where I read the original comments about not believing a teacher would abuse a child....maybe I was hallucinating, but here are a few sources and I can tell you there are many more stories like these...not to mention those unreported. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/local_n...eachersex.html http://www.tampabay.com/news/educati...icle474588.ece http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=8386801 http://cbs2chicago.com/investigation....2.835842.html
Quote: Originally Posted by Chimpmandee You know mama, I would be a little freaked out if I were in your shoes too. But the truth of it is that this guy is simply a known potential threat. There are lots of other unknown threats that our children have to be protected against, including sex offenders who have never been caught, or have not yet made their first move and are simply waiting for the opportunity. Your job as mom is to make sure your kids...
I didn't even think tampons were recommended until they were older...our daughter just started her cycle last month. She turned 12 two days before Christmas...hadn't even considered the possibility at this stage.
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