Need some words of... whatever. I have a first for me.

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  1. futuremathsprof

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    So true!
     
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    Keep in mind that there is such a thing as informed consent. A doctor does not simply make medical decisions any way they see fit. The parents of a child being treated absolutely get a say in the treatment.

    Glad the meeting went well.

    If a parent is ever going "over your head" try not to take it personally. One of the most precious things in their lives is in your care. Imagine if you had a car worth $100k which you were told you were going to have to lend out daily to a virtual stranger -- and that next year it would be a different stranger. Possibly six different strangers. And that even if there were issues/dents/accidents, they might still be driving your car unless you could prove they'd broken a traffic law.
     
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    Congrats on the resolution to the situation. :)
     
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    I'm so glad things worked out for the best!
     
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    Glad it all worked out for you and the student.
     
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    I frequently tell kids that I bet their parents use lots of tylenol. One parent called my principal and said the kid came home and told her I SAID she was on drugs. When he told me I had to laugh. He said it wasnt funny to him,. I told him I would call her. WHEN I finally reached her she said it was all good.
     
  7. a2z

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    Why would you say something like that?
     
  8. TrademarkTer

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    I think it's all in good fun. I think the parent is crazy for starting at the principal before taking it up with the teacher though. These people don't follow chain of command.
     
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    It is good fun to insult someone?
     
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    I tell you what. After teaching 40 years the least of my worries are parents with panties in a wad or the sensitivity of an 8 year old that behaves like a 3 year old. Back in the day when you could actually use all the tools in the teacher box to correct behaviors I didn't have to use sarcasm or the time out bench or the dreaded lecture so much. Now days I call em like I see em. Btw I am the most beloved "coach"in the district. Most of the kids I teach are the children of people I taught. Even a few grandkids now....
     
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  11. a2z

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    That isn't sarcasm. That is an insult. Most of the kids just aren't old enough to catch on to it yet.
     
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    It's probably #9 on my list of "Ten Fun Things". So yes, but maybe not quite as high on my list as rollercoasters or snow cones. Does that make sense?
     
  13. a2z

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    Yes. That makes sense. You enjoy insulting people and apparently think it is acceptable to do to a young child as part of the job.
     
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    That's an insult!!!!
     
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    As a site administrator, I can definitely say that many parents’ first thought when something goes awry is, “I’m calling the principal!”

    When I get a complaint from a parent about a teacher, I’d say more than 90% of the parents haven’t addressed the issue with the teacher at all! Ridiculous!
     
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    I've discovered that often the admin knows that the parent is sort of off the wall, and he moves the child to another class just to keep the parent from being a pain in the neck to the current teacher. Usually after that the parent will calm down, because they know they better not make waves again.
     
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    While difficult, don't take it personally. The parent did go over your head--on purpose. That's usually what modern parents who want "poor Johnny" catered to seem to do. Although I'm in high school, I had a similar situation in which the parent finally succeeded in persuading the principal in removing her son from my class over a 100% non-issue. It depends on what the principal is willing to deal with from the parent and how far the parents are willing to make an issue out of nothing. Let it pass; don't think too much about it whatever the final decision may be.
     
  18. a2z

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    Then you insulted yourself because I just agreed and paraphrased what you said.
     
  19. TrademarkTer

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    How was your Thanksgiving bud?
     
  20. a2z

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    My Thanksgiving was very nice. Thanks for asking. ;)
     
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