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post #101 of 107
How will they learn that they have to obey adults?! FIL is always trying to impart this lesson to BeanBean-- "You have to obey me because I'm an adult." He does it in the whiniest way possible, so much so that I actually laugh when I see him doing it; it's so freaking childish! "I want you to do it my way!" "Stop, I want to do it! Let me do it! It's mine, I want that!" :

It's never occurred to him to say that we should send the kids to school for that, though; he already knows that I'm trying to raise little heathens.
post #102 of 107
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Originally Posted by Brigianna
"Shouldn't you try to change and reform the public school system instead of just pulling out?"

"Your tax dollars are paying for public school anyway; you should take advantage of it"
Snarky response "I've already wasted my money, now you want me to waste my time, too?"
post #103 of 107
My closest friend keeps telling me i should send ds to school, not for any reasons benefitting him, but for entirely "me" reasons. That i deserve a break, no one should expect that kind of dedication from a parent, etc.

and i look at her, and i say, "this is good for his education, how? "

She also sneers "ritalin" at me whenever my kid gets high energy, thugh, so i don't listen to much about parenting from her anymore. and she knows it.
post #104 of 107
When I was talking about my mixed feelings over possibly sending my Dd to preschool, this woman I know from school goes on about how her son was in Montessori school from 18 mos. and how it's the best and you should put your kids in school as soon as possible, blah blah.

Yet this same woman has made much of his adolescent criminal record and what a rough teenager he was to deal with, and he's 20 and she's now a grandmother, but don't call her that! Blah blah.
post #105 of 107
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Originally Posted by Ravin
When I was talking about my mixed feelings over possibly sending my Dd to preschool, this woman I know from school goes on about how her son was in Montessori school from 18 mos. and how it's the best and you should put your kids in school as soon as possible, blah blah.

Yet this same woman has made much of his adolescent criminal record and what a rough teenager he was to deal with, and he's 20 and she's now a grandmother, but don't call her that! Blah blah.
I'm sorry, but :

that is really very funny, well not funny, but, you know, kinda funny.
post #106 of 107
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Originally Posted by Maevele
She also sneers "ritalin" at me whenever my kid gets high energy...
I would so be tempted to give her a sidelong glance and sneer "demerol" right on back.
post #107 of 107
oh, she knows where i stand on her theory that my kid has ADD.

I have a brutally hard time not actually bitching her out, actually. and hurtfully, even, it would come out. Because I know she only thinks my kid has ADD because she sees him through glasses filtered by her ADD diagnosed kid. And i always want to point that out to her. and when she gets on me about the homeschool thing, I want to bring up the fact that her four grown children that she sent to school all wound up with a lot of trouble during their school years, one of them continuing major trouble to this day, drugs, and stealing, and stealing drugs, one of the others making her a grandma at 40, and all having times of huge struggle with the institutional learning facilities. So when she says something about sending him to school I really want to point out how well it worked for her kids. But her kids are really good people, even if they got trouble, and i don't want her to think i am criticising them, because her kids are good friends of mine.

Wow. i just exploded a little there.
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