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❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting Turd Ferguson:" We as adults take 'mental' health days. Maybe turn the alarm off, get back under the covers, go out for ... [snip!] ... full time. Everyone needs a break sometimes. Maybe saying she had a stomach ache was the only way she would get a break."


I agree once in a blue moon doesn't hurt. When I was in school I was able to ask my mom to stay home "just because I don't feel like going" but that was only IF my grades were good and I didn't have any known big assignments or tests.



Just like with work... sometimes I call in sick just because but only if I'm not going to really miss the money

Turd Ferguson Bangkok, Thailand 4583 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting tatesmommy09:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SuperOvulator;♥ ;]:</b>" The computer thing, no big deal. ... [snip!] ... her drama so he gives in to everything with her. And to top it off, they have inservice tomorrow so they dont have school!"


The homework thing is a simple fix. " KID'sNAME, do you have homework, let me see your folder."



Kid has homework and lied about it? You can forget about coming home and updating your FB status until you can be honest about what responsibilities you have.



Homework sucks , they can't take her word that it's done kwim?

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
1st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Turd Ferguson:</b>" The homework thing is a simple fix. " KID'sNAME, do you have homework, let me see your folder." Kid ... [snip!] ... until you can be honest about what responsibilities you have. Homework sucks , they can't take her word that it's done kwim?"</blockquote>




Oh she's 13 and in 7th grade. (she failed last year because of homework). The only way they know if she has homework is if she writes it down in her planner. My sis asked the teacher if there was anyway she could send home a note with what homework they hsd and the teacher told her "they are in 7th grade. It is not my problem".



My sis is mostly worried that this will become a habit. Running to grandmas and getting coddled even though you lied...

wilde_mommy 4 kids; Columbus, Ohio 3459 posts
1st Nov '12

When I was in elementary and middle school my dad would keep us home from school and take us to a baseball game or an amusement park. Not all the time but sometimes. Just last week DH was taking DS to school and then they came back to the house 5 minutes later and DH told me he decided it would be a great day to take DS hunting. We agreed on 2 "play days" a year. But only if DS kees doing well in school.

Turd Ferguson Bangkok, Thailand 4583 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting tatesmommy09:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Turd Ferguson:</b>" The homework thing is a simple fix. " KID'sNAME, ... [snip!] ... My sis is mostly worried that this will become a habit. Running to grandmas and getting coddled even though you lied..."


If the entire basis of her failing is based on homework, I am sorry I do have to put some responsibility for that on her parents.

Sugartits 18 kids; Michigan 2199 posts
1st Nov '12

i wasnt allowed to miss school unless i had a fever and puking, my mom would send me to school with a horrible cough and a snotty nose and said i was fine lol. I think i'd be calling her teachers and asking to give her extra credit work but thats jmo

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status 1st Nov '12
Quoting tatesmommy09:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Turd Ferguson:</b>" The homework thing is a simple fix. " KID'sNAME, ... [snip!] ... My sis is mostly worried that this will become a habit. Running to grandmas and getting coddled even though you lied..."


its not the teachers problem its the parents

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
1st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Turd Ferguson:</b>" If the entire basis of her failing is based on homework, I am sorry I do have to put some responsibility for that on her parents."</blockquote>




Wow... honestly it wasnt all homework, not studying for tests, not completing classwork, not doing projects, and just lack of trying.



But at 13 i dont see how homework cam be blamed on parents. My sis always checks the homework she brings home. Its just the fact that she insists that she doesnt have homework so what are they supposed to do?



Just my opinion but that was kind of a ridiculous comment...

Turd Ferguson Bangkok, Thailand 4583 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting tatesmommy09:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Turd Ferguson:</b>" If the entire basis of her failing is based ... [snip!] ... that she doesnt have homework so what are they supposed to do? Just my opinion but that was kind of a ridiculous comment..."


It's not a blame game. It's called taking our portion of responsibility as a parent for our child's education.



I don't know anything about personal responsibility or education. I don't have a 4th grader with a homework issue I had to baby to death or anything. I am totally ridiculous.

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
1st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Turd Ferguson:</b>" It's not a blame game. It's called taking our portion of responsibility as a parent for our child's ... [snip!] ... or education. I don't have a 4th grader with a homework issue I had to baby to death or anything. I am totally ridiculous."</blockquote>




So instead of being snippity how about sharing some of your all powerful knowledge. Or wait... nevermind, maybe I dont want it.



How else are they supposed to get the assignments. The students are supposed to write them down, she doesnt... She is 13, not a fourth grafer. She needs no babying (although foirth grader doesnt either. My mom teaches fourth grade)



This wasnt even supposed to be about homework. I was trying to clarify that rewarding a kid for skipping school is not okay.



Or is that the parents faults too.

Turd Ferguson Bangkok, Thailand 4583 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting tatesmommy09:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Turd Ferguson:</b>" It's not a blame game. It's called taking ... [snip!] ... homework. I was trying to clarify that rewarding a kid for skipping school is not okay. Or is that the parents faults too."


My personal opinion is not to just take what the teacher says as the word of God. The teacher is yes, the educator, but the teacher has a boss like you and I. You go above them. Nobody wants her child to fail. You go above them and say, this is the issuer we are having with our child not being responsible, how do we fix this.



She is 13 not 18. There's a huge immaturity thing here. Who likes homework? If her parents are going to accept what the teacher says and such, and sit idly by for an entire year while their kids fails based on missed assignments, YES they have a part in this.




I believe if anybody here is snippy it is you.

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status 1st Nov '12
Quoting tatesmommy09:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Turd Ferguson:</b>" It's not a blame game. It's called taking ... [snip!] ... homework. I was trying to clarify that rewarding a kid for skipping school is not okay. Or is that the parents faults too."

seeing as how its middle school and they switch classes through out the day its not the teachers respondsibility to make sure your child is telling you if you have home work or not . if they are really concerned about her grades then maybe they should be on her ass about homework calling the teacher themselves to find out what the homework is and not trusting an irrespondsible child

Sweetheart...* Due July 30; 1 child; Florida 1290 posts
1st Nov '12

well i don't really think it's any of your business if the child goes to school or not. and it's not your sister's kid right? so she shouldn't have a say in it either. her father will know what's best for her, and if she wants to skip a day here and there, whatever. i'm sure you and your sister didn't have perfect attendance.

♥garrett&adalyn 2 kids; Texas 10762 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting tatesmommy09:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Turd Ferguson:</b>" The homework thing is a simple fix. " KID'sNAME, ... [snip!] ... My sis is mostly worried that this will become a habit. Running to grandmas and getting coddled even though you lied..."


That's bullshit. My brother was a senior and my parents got the teachers to email them what he needed to have done because if not he wouldn't have done it.