Parents who dread school breaks

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  1. whizkid

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    You know them. The ones who purposely "forget" to pick up their children on the last day, the ones who ask "so how long before school starts", the ones who call the school when only custodians are there asking "do you have school today", the ones who bring them to school when there is staff development and school doesn't start until the next day, the ones who tell their children to "get the hell out of this car", the ones whose children speak to you in the store and the parent looks around at you with that desperate facial expression as if to say "save me". Lol, they're aaaaaalllllll yours now. :p
     
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    Those are the parents that should have never had children.

    I’m a firm believer that the gene pool should have a lifeguard.
     
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    The parental suffering is reaching its apex. Kml
     
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    This just might be my new favorite phrase.
     
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    I'm just rolling around in bed right now watching Netflix having a blast. No children, how sweet it is!
     
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    Absolutely right! That’s one of the many reasons I’m never having children and I’m 26. Heck no, techno.
     
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    Wow. Consider school is a refuge for some kids. Consider that some parents are working long hours and are thankful their kids have a safe place to learn. Consider that parenting isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.
     
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    Some parents will actually see you in the store and ask "you wanna take em with you"? Lol

    20 days til Xmas break! Oh I can't wait!
     
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    Consider that some parents are just sitting at home collecting a check for having kids. Consider that school is nothing more than break time for them. Consider that the idea of a school break frightens them because they actually have to be parents, you know, feeding, supervising, etc. Consider the parents that are quick to want to dump their horribly acting kids on someone else. Nope, they're your problem now. They're dreading that Xmas break now especially if they can't send them to grandma or grandpa. Two whole weeks of getting driven up the wall. Two weeks of you getting to tell your kids to stop, sit down, stop hitting each other, stop cussing, yep, your problem.
     
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    :yeahthat:
     
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    We have free after school care from 2:10pm (when school dismisses) until 6:00pm. Many of my students are at school from 7:10am (when breakfast starts) until 6:00pm Monday-Friday. Of the students who attend the after school of program, over 60% of the parents do not work.
     
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    Because...................



    It's break time!

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    Honestly, a majority of your parents at your school sound like pretty useless individuals.
     
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    I, also, can’t wait for X-mas break. How long is yours and when do you return to school?

    Mine is 17 or 18 days (I can’t remember which) in length and I return on January 7th. It can’t get here soon enough, haha!

    I already have many activities planned out (e.g., several nights out with friends to dinner, binge movie night at the cinema, getting various kinds of massages, buying a new 65” TV, going to the casino (I love blackjack), seeing a few shows in San Fran, riding around town on my SegWay, etc.) and I’m super excited. :)
     
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    And for many parents, that's just it. That's the whole role of school. The child learning anything doesn't matter. For 8+ hours, those parents know that they're someone else's problem. Low payment housing, checks, food stamp cards, etc. You've seen them at the store, your school, out and about, 4 kids and another one on the way. No father in the picture, but no worries, our taxes will pay for them and the mothers know that.

    As long as the kids are at school, the school plays parent, counselor, doctor, that alleviates the actual parents of the responsibility. That's why school breaks are horrible for them, because now it's their responsibility. Same with their child getting suspended from school, because you're cutting into their free time. ISS, all good. Suspension? Time to come to the school and cut up! :mad:
     
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    16 days, January 7th
     
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    Apparently, in YTG’s district,

    EBT = extreme bum transaction.
     
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    I realize that many of you are being sarcastic, but I'm rather concerned about the attitudes I see in some of you. I'm wondering how some of you manage to relate to these parents who you consider to be such deadbeats. And I wonder how you relate to their children.

    PS...we also have students who come to our after school program and come from homes where the guardian doesn't work. Some of them are being raised by parents or grandparents who are disabled and can't work and the students choose to come to the program because they enjoy being with their friends and there aren't any other children near where they live. Or the students live in a home with three other families who are homeless due to hurricanes and haven't been able to find a job and, yes, they have EBT because that's the only way they can eat while they are looking for a job and a home of their own. Or, the family is living in a hotel in a "not very nice" area while they are trying to re-establish themselves and school is the most secure place for their child to be.

    So, please don't assume what you are assuming about these parents. I'm kind of assuming that many of the homeless families from the fires in California are now going to be in the same situation.
     
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    Those aren't the parents being discussed here. It's clear that deadbeat parents are the ones being discussed here. So don't assume we're talking about the ones you mentioned when it's clear who's being discussed. Fyi, I know these parents personally, I went to school with them and having children is the last thing they should have done.
     
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    Thank you for this.
     
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