maram500: Have we reached the point where it is not only acceptable but responsible behavior to slap the shiat out of parents who act like this?
fusillade762: "Rewarding" them by allowing them to not wear uniforms acknowledges that the students hate wearing uniforms.
Ospreys: If they want to give rewards, it should be something actually useful and that a kid would really care about getting in school
JSam21: swingerofbirches: First, yes, she is being shamed. Imagine you are an adult (presumably you are) an adult workplace, and you are forced to strip out of your clothes and given a uniform to wear unlike all other employees because of poor performance. It is a type of psychological abuse.Second, a child isn't a "snowflake" because she has an advocate for her welfare in life. Would it be better if no one in her life cared that she was crying at school?Third, this school is farking nuts. This reminds me of those idiot parents in waiting rooms who ask their kids to do 10 million things while sitting perfectly still and yell at the kid for not doing the 10 million things perfectly.The school should be happy that this kid finally showed up! Showing up for school and "having good work habits" are 100% the domain of a parent when a kid is 6 years old. They should spend more time figuring out why the parent can't get the kid to school rather than playing these stupid games about which clothes to wear on which day and who gets to wear what! That's like the parent with 10 million rules in the waiting room. Why are they even in school? I wish I could fly these morons to Sweden and show them a day in the life of a Swedish elementary school. They are farking humanistic! It is so easy to be a good parent/teacher/caregiver, and yet people fark it up all the time!So... the parents don't have to follow the rules? They are the ones who caused the girl to not be allowed to participate in the reward. They are the ones that sent the girl to school in regular clothes, knowing she had to be in uniform. Yet it is the school's fault?
T Baggins: I'm with the snowflake on this one. It's one thing to reward/punish students based for things nominally within a student's control, but attendance among kindergartners generally isn't within their control. You shouldn't "blame" 6-year-olds who have chronic diseases or catch contagious diseases that cause absences, or have parent(s)/guardian(s) who fails to get them to school on time for whatever reason. It would be different if they were addressing unexcused absences or tardiness which were the child's fault, as happens much more commonly with older students. But this just sounds messed up.
ThunderChicken: Soooo... Let's just throw it all to the breeze and stop teaching kids that there are repercussions for their actions early in life. Just let them do whatever they like and reward them the same as the kids that work for it. I'm sure that will teach them all a really great lesson about how life really works and encourage them to work harder.
Zarquon's Flat Tire: I remember getting an award for not getting written up all year. Now THAT was goddamn embarrassing.
squirrelflavoredyogurt: maram500: Have we reached the point where it is not only acceptable but responsible behavior to slap the shiat out of parents who act like this?If by "slap" you mean "punch in the genitals repeatedly, until they can no longer produce offspring", I'm with you.
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