^^^True --that was for Drew
LOL....for Kosh's post
Boundaries have to be taught. And at four, he is likely only just beginning to be taught about appropriate behavior.
A more appropriate response on the part of the teacher's aide would have been to tell the child not to do that again and that it is inappropriate...not to go to immediate suspension. IF the behavior happens again..then you go to suspension or whatever.
(My kids school has a policy of warnings....one warning means 5 minutes lost of recess; second warning, you lose recess and parents are called; third warning, then we talk about suspension )
The case I mentioned in my previous post involved an older child (about 8 or 9?) who should have known what the word meant but was not taught by his parents how others might interpret it....thus getting him in trouble.
The notation on his record they mentioned in the article.....are we talking the dreaded permanent record here? I remember back in school that the worst thing that any of us ever thought could happen to us was to get into the kind of trouble that went on your permanent record.
Edited by trikay, 12 December 2006 - 11:54 AM.
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