Are we unique or is the trend in public school systems to protect & coddle kids who have 'less than ideal home lives' ? Why is unacceptable behavior acceptable if the child's home life is a poor one?
We seem to be seeing an increase in 'violent actions' at younger ages and the students who are from "difficult home lives' have become the golden children judging by the response from the administration - 'you have to understand where they come from' -
So in other words because I care for my child, teach him right from wrong it is OK for another kids to beat up on him without punishment!!! So exactly what is the "no bullie zone" that school are talking about?
We have a child who has real behavioral issues - he is very bright and can be very sweet, plays adults like a fiddle, turns on tears like a switch - his negative behavior has drastically affected kids whom he 'befriends' and yet the trained professionals see or do nothing. It is always or poor 'johnny' (psudoname) his dad died it is okay that he beats up 2 boys & a girl this week!! HUH??
I feel for the child, and the family but that is not an excuse for everything in life. There is another child , same grade, same situation - in fact lost his father the same year - he is not permitted to behave in that manner by his mother, so what gives? Yes, life is unfair , in fact sometimes it sucks - I know my dad died of a massive heartattack when I was 9 - but that was not an excuse for me to run amuck and get away with everything.
When do the kids and parents who actually give a crap about the type of children we are raising start to have rights?
Is it wrong to expect that perhaps the school might try and give these kids some good core values and teach them right from wrong, and if the home lives are so horrific then why isn't the school reporting this to child welfare and having these kids removed from this hazardous enviornment?