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♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting Mama MacGyver*:" My sons daycare is supposed to be non-religious. But his teacher has been teaching them little prayer ... [snip!] ... specifically avoided religious daycare a for a reason... Then all of a sudden my son is coming home singing prayers... Advice?"


What you just typed to us should be said to them. You didn't come off bitchy or rude. I would be pissed!

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12448 posts
status 17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting my job sucks-FrntDskClrk:</b>" I'd be pissed off. I'd be calm and talk to them about it."</blockquote>




I agree. I just don't know... WHAT to say...

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
17th Mar '13

I would absolutely bring it up. That's not OK and I'm not paying them to shove their religion down my kids throat.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
17th Mar '13

I would absolutely bring it up. That's not OK and I'm not paying them to shove their religion down my kids throat.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" Honestly who cares. Its a song so what if its a prayer. I'm not religious and I have 3 kids one of which ... [snip!] ... youngest hasn't been yet but will soon enough. I honestly couldn't careless IMO. But if it bugs you then tell them it does."

Obviously she does. I would never put my children in any kind of religious preschool or school. She choose that daycare because they were not affiliated with any religion. They have no right to be teaching prayers. That teacher is opening up a can of worms what if there are children of different religions and now what mommy and daddy told them is being contradicted. It gets very messy very quickly.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting Mama MacGyver*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" What are the songs? Are they actually about ... [snip!] ... are specific prayers. God, Jesus, let us thank our lord, praise our lord, those type of things. No sort of lessons involved."


Just bring it up with her. I wouldn't go to the director unless she's nonchalant about it and continues the prayers. I would tell her you picked the daycare because it wasn't religiously based and you don't want your son learning prayers. She most likely doesn't even realize what she's doing. Some people are so wrapped up with how they were raised they forget not everyone believes the same as they do.

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12448 posts
status 17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Devil Duckie:</b>" I would absolutely bring it up. That's not OK and I'm not paying them to shove their religion down my kids throat. "</blockquote>




Very good point. And I'm paying out my ass. Lol

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20924 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Obviously she does. I would never put my children in any kind of religious preschool or school. She choose ... [snip!] ... children of different religions and now what mommy and daddy told them is being contradicted. It gets very messy very quickly."


:!: pretty unprofessional

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
17th Mar '13

i wouldnt care if it was some sot of life lesson but not the way you describe thats for church or home

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama MacGyver*:</b>" My sons daycare is supposed to be non-religious. But his teacher has been teaching them little prayer ... [snip!] ... specifically avoided religious daycare a for a reason... Then all of a sudden my son is coming home singing prayers... Advice?"</blockquote>




I have a religious belief BUT, I respect your opinion. So, here is my question, what is the song?



I might ask the teacher why she is teaching the kids these things while it is supposed to be non religious based. My kids school doesn't teach prayers or anything like that. It is not fair to children of different faith to only teach one religion. That is why it is supposed to be left out or said specifically that they are Christian, Jewish ect based.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
17th Mar '13

I'd say something. I'd be pissed if my child came home singing praise the lord if it didn't come from me. Religion should be introduced by the parents. Not a daycare. Especially a nonreligious one.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama MacGyver*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" What are the songs? Are they actually about ... [snip!] ... are specific prayers. God, Jesus, let us thank our lord, praise our lord, those type of things. No sort of lessons involved."</blockquote>




That is far from non religious based. I would for sure say something.

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
17th Mar '13

I am christian but I can see where you are coming from.



In New Zealand children get taught prayers as well as Maori waiata and other religious things because they are meant to be given a holistic programme and cater for everyone.



In saying that I dont think it is fair. Parents should choose what their children are exposed to. As a teacher you are not meant to push your views on the children you teach. It is her religion and not yours and all she is achieveing is making you have bad feelings towards religion. It isnt professional.

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12448 posts
status 17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama MacGyver*:</b>" My sons daycare is supposed to be non-religious. ... [snip!] ... teach one religion. That is why it is supposed to be left out or said specifically that they are Christian, Jewish ect based."</blockquote>




Ill be honest I don't know it all. I've never been to church so I don't know them. But the one I do know is the one they say at lunch, the basic "god is great, god is good, let us thank him for our food, amen, praise our lord, now we may begin to eat."



I asked him if they sang other songs about god or jesus or The Lord and he said yes and could sing a few. The only other I recognized was "Jesus loves me"

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting Mama MacGyver*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama MacGyver*:</b>" ... [snip!] ... songs about god or jesus or The Lord and he said yes and could sing a few. The only other I recognized was "Jesus loves me""

Yea I would pissed as hell. Im a very blunt person I would just go to the director ask her if she has a few minutes to listen to some concerns you are having. Tell her what songs your son has been coming home singing and that he says there are others. That while you understand and respect that people have their religious beliefs you dont want them taught to your son. It makes you uncomfortable.