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(Opposing Views)   Story: Parents outraged that school has replaced "Mother's Day" and "Father's Day" with "Family Day". Real story: Summer vacation hasn't started yet?   (opposingviews.com) divider line 27
    More: Misc, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia schools, Jill Wournell  
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2013-06-17 08:47:23 AM  
7 votes:
In other news, "Opposing Views" remains an utterly worthless waste of web space whose only purpose appears to be cobbling together content from other sites, half-heartedly citing what they steal, and then spamming their shiat across the web.
2013-06-17 09:04:55 AM  
6 votes:
FTA "Heather Bruce is a single mother whose 11-year-old son attends Astral Drive. She said she depends on the school to inform her son when Mother's Day is."

Well..there's your problem, your kid can't handle a calendar.  YOU as a parent are responsible for teaching your kids what is important in your family situation.  Reading, writing, arithmetic are what the school does
2013-06-17 10:25:46 AM  
3 votes:
Whar Everybody is special day! WHAR!

Really, why have any holidays at all? We need an Everybody is special day, where we can celebrate anything we want. Ditch the rest of them. One holiday a year is enough. Or make all holidays "Everybody is special day".

/sarcasm off

Quit trying to make everything politically correct.

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2013-06-17 10:17:48 AM  
3 votes:
I don't get why one couple complaining gets two holidays turned into one to fit their needs, but 400 people complaining gets a we will look at it and get back to you later.
In my kid's school they did donuts with dad and tea with mom. Both events were explained to the kids as dad,mom, or any person you love and want to invite. At the tea I was the minority by being mom. There were a lot of grandmas, aunts, and a few dads. Guess what else there were? Happy kids. No one seemed emotionally destroyed by the tea party. They were just happy to have a grown up they loved at their class for a party.
2013-06-17 10:16:14 AM  
3 votes:
What about the Wookies' life day?
2013-06-17 01:33:30 PM  
2 votes:
Gen X here...this new trend of shielding the younger generations from anything and everything that might possibly be uncomfortable, awkward or disappointing may not end well. As adults, they will be rolling over for anything that challenges them because they won't have coping skills.

How about an "It Only Gets Worse Day"?
2013-06-17 10:24:03 AM  
2 votes:

mafiageek1980: To me, both holidays are like Valentines day to me:

Why in the HELL do we need special holidays to show love and appreciation to those that are special in our lives?

I have no issue with the holidays and as far as I'm concerned the school is in the right here, but still...why designate specific days for something we should be doing EVERY day.

fark the greeting card industry for pushing this shiat!


Every other sentence in your post would indicate that you have huge issues with holidays.
2013-06-17 10:01:32 AM  
2 votes:
They just need to add some more holidays in order to make everyone happy:

"Mommy Makes Bad Choices Day"
"You Were a Mistake Day"
"Your Mother is Really Your Grandma Day"
"XBox, TV, or Whatever the Hell is Actually 'Parenting' You Day"

/everyone wins!
2013-06-17 09:21:30 AM  
2 votes:
I love when someone shouting, "You should be mad about this!" backfires and you hate them instead.
2013-06-17 09:06:02 AM  
2 votes:
Both of those holidays fall on a Sunday. Neither is an official holiday. How about celebrating "do your farkin' schoolwork" day, and call it even?
2013-06-17 09:00:20 AM  
2 votes:
Every single person who had the time to get even mildly annoyed about this is a terrible parent.

No, seriously. If you have the time to make it known that you're annoyed about this, you had the time to do something more useful and you didn't. You're a shiat parent and you should lose your kids.

/ maybe just stop with the stupid semi-ceremonial bullshiat altogether and try doing some learning instead?
2013-06-17 05:45:01 PM  
1 votes:

mafiageek1980: Callous: bobrktb: What if the parent is Tri Transgender, Bi Lesbian, Biracial, Neosexual Transplant.

They should all be replaced with Spieces Day!!

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Jerk. People like you are what's wrong with this country.

/Transgender


Actually it's the other people that are wrong with this country. Heaven forbid we ban certainly holidays so that we don't hurt the feelings of some fatherless snowflake. Maybe we can ban Christmas and Easter since they offend non-Christians. Then we can ban Halloween because it offends Christians. Then we can ban Valentine's Day because it offends single people. But let's not stop there! Let's also ban Arbor Day because it offends people who aren't hippies. Then ban St. Patty's Day because it offends the non-Irish and/or non-alcoholics. Oh and let's also ban Independence Day lest it offend people who are still loyal to the crown.

/get over yourselves
2013-06-17 02:46:23 PM  
1 votes:
If there is an opportunity for gay people to piss off straight people, they'll do it.
2013-06-17 12:42:15 PM  
1 votes:

Peit: I know a little girl whose parents died suddenly last month. She's now being raised by grandparents. I think Family Day is a fine idea and kids can say thanks to whatever family they happen to have. It would suck to have a class activity where other kids notice you don't have a mom or a dad, but if it's for any family, no kids will be left out.


Her grandfather is a dad, isn't he?  She could celebrate with him and also honor the memory of her deceased dad.

No one's saying that you're only allowed to honor your biological parents.  You can also celebrate grandparents, uncles, siblings and friends that have kids, and adoptive fathers and mentors.

/I usually send a card to my surviving grandfather.
//Poor kid.  I do sympathize with her: she's going through a rough time.  I wish her well in her grieving process, and I'm glad that she has her grandparents and other people in her life (like you) to help her heal.
2013-06-17 11:33:00 AM  
1 votes:
Subby must not be from northeastern New Jersey -- it would be another week from now before we get summer vacation
2013-06-17 11:11:53 AM  
1 votes:
We have family day in Canada.  Mind you I it's just a made up holiday that helps bridge the gap between New Years and Easter.
2013-06-17 11:10:32 AM  
1 votes:
I know a little girl whose parents died suddenly last month. She's now being raised by grandparents. I think Family Day is a fine idea and kids can say thanks to whatever family they happen to have. It would suck to have a class activity where other kids notice you don't have a mom or a dad, but if it's for any family, no kids will be left out.
2013-06-17 10:25:48 AM  
1 votes:
In Canada, school normally goes to the end of Jun and starts after Labour Day.

Since I've moved to the US, I've lost track of how many times I've started a sentence with "In Canada, ..."
2013-06-17 10:25:36 AM  
1 votes:
I guess I just don't understand the problem. School projects and involvement for Mother's Day and Father's Day have been around forever. There is also Grandparent's Day, which is less celebrated, but it exists. So, some kids may not have a mother, or a father, or is being raised by 2 mother's or 2 father's, or is in foster care, or what? Why should it be "Family Day". In the case of foster's some of them don't have a family.

If a teacher has a child in their class that has a parent/parents/guardian other than their mother or father it should be the responsibility of the teacher to assist them with making a card/project/plant that reflects who they live with. No sense re-naming real days.

Can't someone find another celebration day to worry about, I've been pleading a case against Columbus Day for Years.

Confederate Memorial Day, Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month, Pet Theft Awareness Day, National Duran Duran Appreciation Day...

Pick, there's lots!
2013-06-17 10:14:51 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Some kids don't have mothers. Some don't have fathers. Some have neither.

It's pretty callous of those complaining parents to act like this in light of the fact that some kids are really traumatized by these "holidays".


If these precious snowflakes can't handle a holiday without being traumatized life is going to chew them up and spit them out.  No wonder why the suicide rate is going up....
2013-06-17 10:14:11 AM  
1 votes:
Don't mess with Father's day.

/happy proud dad
//don't mess with Mother's Day either
///fearful husband
////just kidding
//slashies are great
2013-06-17 10:02:29 AM  
1 votes:
To me, both holidays are like Valentines day to me:

Why in the HELL do we need special holidays to show love and appreciation to those that are special in our lives?

I have no issue with the holidays and as far as I'm concerned the school is in the right here, but still...why designate specific days for something we should be doing EVERY day.

fark the greeting card industry for pushing this shiat!
2013-06-17 09:54:21 AM  
1 votes:
This is bullshiat because who the fark are you supposed to buy a gift for? Everyone in the family, including kids? Fark that
2013-06-17 09:50:12 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Some kids don't have mothers. Some don't have fathers. Some have neither.

It's pretty callous of those complaining parents to act like this in light of the fact that some kids are really traumatized by these "holidays".


My SO lost her father to cancer last year (few weeks before Father's Day). This year, she got spammed with Father's Day emails, saw reminders on every TV show and radio station she was tuned into, saw giant signs in every store, and had leaflets about Father's Day sales tucked into her mailbox for about two straight weeks.

fark this holiday. It's the same corporate nonsense as every other holiday, except this one is targeted at a family member that many people do not have.

/To be fair, she handled it all like a champ, even when it was plainly obvious that stuff was bothering her.
2013-06-17 09:28:17 AM  
1 votes:
Every day is family day. Now stop whining and keep your crotch fruit from murdering everyone
2013-06-17 08:58:05 AM  
1 votes:
Some kids don't have mothers. Some don't have fathers. Some have neither.

It's pretty callous of those complaining parents to act like this in light of the fact that some kids are really traumatized by these "holidays".
2013-06-17 08:54:32 AM  
1 votes:
don't teh ghey get a whole month or some shiat?
give me one damn day!

/ this is an outrage jpg!
 
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