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When I was a TA, I had to interpret for a mom who couldn’t speak much English. Her child was a kindergartener and he had trouble with his bowel movements. Basically always pooped his pants. Aside from that, he also displayed some signs of possibly being in the spectrum. So we have mom come in and she comes in in pijamas. Whatever. As we begin the conference, we asked her how he did at home with his homework. She said “I do it for him because he never stops crying about it. I know how to copy his handwriting.” We were all like wtf and moved on. Finally, we asked her how it was like potty training him, and she said “potty train?? I didn’t potty train him. Isn’t that something we just know how to do??”
Her lazy parenting skills killed me. Folks, don’t be a lazy parent. (HoosierDoc)
When talking to a parent regarding behavioral issues the parent said “From 8-2, he’s your problem, not mine” (MadHattress15)
I am a summer camp counselor who teaches engineering principles to kids when I am home from college.
Now as with all summer camps, parents get a form to sign agreeing to the terms and conditions for that camp. Our summer camp is a nut-free camp to keep kids with nut allergies safe. Usually not a huge deal. But when I get a very specific email from a concerned parent who signed their kid up that that little Timmy (names changed) had a severe peanut allergy and couldn’t be in the same room as peanuts let alone eat them I had to enforce this rule strictly (for his safety). So imagine my sheer panic when Timmy’s friend Lisa is eating her Smucker’s Uncrustable PB&J right next to him. I told Lisa to remove the sandwich from the room and toss it outside in the trash if she needed to and then wash her hands thoroughly. I then offered to buy her lunch since I made her throw out a sandwich and she politely declined. Day ended with all the kids alive and well. I thought that was the end of the story.
Nope. Lisa’s mom came in with her the next morning and pulled me outside the class while all the kids settled in (Co-teacher started the lesson). The mother was in hysterics asking why I would starve her child and why would I make her throw out her sandwich, her child is underweight and needs to eat a full lunch. She then started telling me shes going to call my boss and have me fired for child abuse and that I was irresponsible. I reminded her that she signed a waiver to not have her child bring in peanuts of any sort and there was a student DEATHLY ALLERGIC TO PEANUTS IN THE ROOM. She just continued her rant about me not accommodating her child’s (unknown to me) needs and walked away in a huff. She would rather have her special snowflake eat her snack than have all the kids return home alive. Boss sided with me and called her crazy when I informed her of an impending call. (ghostlightcf)