Quoting Suckafish:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:</b>" Yes, but not all children mature at ... [snip!] ... wrong etc should be grasped a lot better, not perfectly, but better at age 6. If he was 2,3,4 years old it would be different."
Of course, I read your edited post right after I posted my post (if that makes any sense :lol: ) I get what your saying, and I agree. He should be taught that it isnt ok, but I think there should be a different type of punishment for a first time offense. When I was a kid I saw suspension as a vacation day. My Mom was a single mom with 4 kids, and couldnt afford to take the day off when we got introuble to stay home with us, so I was home alone, and got to do whatever I wanted. To me in school suspension is a much worse form of punishment, and I think even that is a bit harsh for the first offense.
Quoting E.P. Mom:" WAY overreacting! The child didn't have any type of weapon that he was pointing around. Do I think he ... [snip!] ... Do I think he should be pretending to make guns with his hands, no, But that does not involve suspending him from school... "
Trust me..boys do this all the time. I tried preventing it..and failed miserably LOL. My 4 year old turns EVERYTHING into a gun.
Quoting Suckafish:" <blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" the school probably has a no-tolerance policy ... [snip!] ... need guidance. I was this child's age when I was taught to never point guns at ppl, real or fake. I understood and never did."
Yeah although my 4 year old turns everything into a gun, he has always been taught not to point it at people or animals or the tv. We are strict about it too!
<blockquote><b>Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:</b>" Of course, I read your edited post right after I posted my post (if that makes any sense :lol: ) I get ... [snip!] ... To me in school suspension is a much worse form of punishment, and I think even that is a bit harsh for the first offense."</blockquote>
I agree and I find suspension for a 6 year old to be useless and more of a lesson for the parents rather than the child. Lol
We would have been suspended so fast. Cowboys and Indians was a daily game at recess and it's sad that people won't let kids be kids and play with imagination even if that involves hand gestures that looks like a gun.
Quoting *J*:" Over reacting."
Quoting loser mom:" the school probably has a no-tolerance policy for weapons and drugs. I read the other day a teenager ... [snip!] ... she wrote a poem about the Sand Hook School shooting. I think 6 is a little young to really understand why he's in trouble. "
thats messed up.....
Quoting Suckafish:" Usually I'd say that it's an over reaction bc he's a kid. But some parents don't take aggression seriously ... [snip!] ... If he was acting aggressively or not catching onto the rules after various attempts...then suspension would be a fair option."
Actually there was...for the same behavior.
I'm not saying the kid should be suspending, but a pattern of behavior like this can be disturbing.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Back to Noob Status:</b>" Actually there was...for the same behavior. I'm not saying the kid should be suspending, but a pattern of behavior like this can be disturbing. "</blockquote>
I don't find it disturbing. Cowboys and Indians, cops and robbers, wild west saloon, etc are normal kid games that involve guns. It doesn't mean they will use a real one on someone. Just because we poured fake drinks and played poker during our games of wild west saloon (we loved the movie Maverick) doesn't mean we are now alcoholics or addicted to gambling.
Quoting khigh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Back to Noob Status:</b>" Actually there was...for the same ... [snip!] ... during our games of wild west saloon (we loved the movie Maverick) doesn't mean we are now alcoholics or addicted to gambling."
Exactly. My 2 yr old is OBSESSED with finding anything he can or even just using his fingers to fight or "beat up" the "monsters" either on the tv when he's watching scooby doo or ones that he makes up in the hallways and corners of rooms lol. I think it's hilarious and shows he has a good imagination, not something disturbing.
Quoting Sweet lullaby:" thats messed up....."
the teenager being suspended??
yeah... the real messed up part is that her poem was in her notebook, and a teacher "saw it". It's not like she was reciting the poem outloud or anything. And I have no idea why the teacher was going through her notebook to begin with.
Apparantely she's in trouble because in her poem she wrote, was something to the effect that she understands being pushed over the edge, she gets why he (Adam Lanza) did what he did, ect, ect.
eh... I don't know, weird.