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    • Parents should determine what information to provide -- Votes: 72
    • School officials should be the ones to make this decision -- Votes: 5
Legendary 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 59667 posts
18th Dec '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" I am also from CT This post is originating b/c I decided NOT to tell my 6 yo about Friday. I kept ... [snip!] ... doing well with it. I spoke to her when she got home from school yesterday and NOTHING was mentioned AT ALL. I am LIVID."


I'm so sorry Colleen, I would be livid too. I don't know what the right answer is as to WHO should speak to the child, but I do think that it is your right to decide with the school.

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
18th Dec '12

I think it is both. I think the parents are responsible for explaining what happened to them but the school shouldn't just ignore the situation either. There should be counselors brought to help deal with the emotional aftermath.

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 72249 posts
status 18th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" Mae, she has been up both night in a row asking if the doors are locked. She tells me she keeps thinking ... [snip!] ... She is checking the door locks throughout the day as well. This was completely unnecessary :cry::cry::cry: "</blockquote>



:(
This is making me very sad. I can only imagine how hard it is for you to see your baby in such distress.
I guess, at this point, all you can do is reassure her that you and daddy are there to protect her. That's my go-to when my kids are scared for any reason.

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 72249 posts
status 18th Dec '12

As far as the school goes...I absolutely think there should be counselor a and the teachers should be available to talk IF the child approaches them. But for them to tell the kids in the first place, no

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
18th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lillybutt's momma:</b>" But what about if students discussed it with students that weren't informed? Thats just asking for issues"</blockquote>




Then that would be that parents fault. I'm sure either way kids will findout about it. I didn't have to worry so much about my oldest because he is only 4 and doesn't understand anything about death or bad guys that hurt people. I've been on the fence wondering if without telling him details if I should explain to him if a bad person were to go in his classroom to do what his teacher says and to hide. But then I don't want him scared thinking there's a bad guy that's going to his class.

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109259 posts
18th Dec '12

I think the tipping point, for me personally, was in speaking to the Superintendant of schools as well as the mayor's aide, all they could offer to me as a parent was "I am sorry you feel that way"

Thats equivelant to a big old IDGAF.

This is not over.

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109259 posts
18th Dec '12
Quoting Big'n:" As far as the school goes...I absolutely think there should be counselor a and the teachers should be ... [snip!] ... and the teachers should be available to talk IF the child approaches them. But for them to tell the kids in the first place, no"


Agreed.

And do you know what else?
After talking to these beaurocratic fucktards and explaining that my child is having a hard time with this NOONE OFFERED COUNSELING FOR MY CHILD.

SMFH

They talk the talk, but it's not sincere.

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 72249 posts
status 18th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" Agreed. And do you know what else? After talking to these beaurocratic fucktards and explaining ... [snip!] ... is having a hard time with this NOONE OFFERED COUNSELING FOR MY CHILD. SMFH They talk the talk, but it's not sincere."</blockquote>



:?

Legendary 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 59667 posts
18th Dec '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" Agreed. And do you know what else? After talking to these beaurocratic fucktards and explaining ... [snip!] ... is having a hard time with this NOONE OFFERED COUNSELING FOR MY CHILD. SMFH They talk the talk, but it's not sincere."


Wow... f**king wow.



I am so, so sorry for you and Ash. I really wish there was something I could do or say...

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61649 posts
status 18th Dec '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" I am also from CT This post is originating b/c I decided NOT to tell my 6 yo about Friday. I kept ... [snip!] ... doing well with it. I spoke to her when she got home from school yesterday and NOTHING was mentioned AT ALL. I am LIVID."

I'm sorry! :(

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
18th Dec '12

My son's school sent us home like 10 letters. But they want the parents to talk about it, and they are not talking about it. Even with the kids around and they gave us the letters they said " to give you information about what happened last week"



It's my responsibility to inform my child of the situation. He knows very little of what happened but he saw me crying on the couch when I was watching the news and all I told him ( I dont want him to be afraid of school) was that some horrible evil man made a bunch of babies and grown ups go to sleep forever. and he understood and hugged me and said it's okay mom, I'm still here.

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61649 posts
status 18th Dec '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" Agreed. And do you know what else? After talking to these beaurocratic fucktards and explaining ... [snip!] ... is having a hard time with this NOONE OFFERED COUNSELING FOR MY CHILD. SMFH They talk the talk, but it's not sincere."


Oh, man. I'm sorry. My heart hurts.

JΔ$ Georgia 78844 posts
status 18th Dec '12

It's my responsibility. I don't want others talking with my children about sensitive subjects. I'd rather go about it my own way and I also want it to hear it from me. I DO think its great that schools offer counseling for students after tragedy.

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109259 posts
18th Dec '12

These a*****es don't know that I am going to completely trash them on this at the next Emergency Meeting.

We meet with all different disciplines (police, fire, ems, Behavior Health, hospitals, LTC's) preparing and planning for things like this and how to react.

We actually meet at the Sandy Hook firehouse where the kids were being kept once they escaped the building.

This is far from over.
I am not letting this go.

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109259 posts
18th Dec '12
Quoting Just Ames:" *hugs* Although they didn't bring it up today, do you think they will in the near future? Did they say ... [snip!] ... way, I'm sorry she's having such a hard time and I'd definitely hold the school accountable for some counseling for Ash. "

No, they have no plans to address it further.