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Subject: Re: Genuinely stumped


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Pa Gran
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Date Posted: 17:54:29 09/01/21 Wed
In reply to: Michelle 's message, "Genuinely stumped" on 12:25:50 08/31/21 Tue

I don't see the problem.

When my kids were young the "r" word was no problem. It wasn't nice but did not have the knee jerk reaction that it has today, so my opinion may not mean much.

I wanted my kids to stand up for themselves. In my opinion, unless there is real violence, I feel that parents and school officials have better things to than to get involved in a spat between children.

I know that this isn't the politically correct view.


>Maybe I’m just too in my head about this, and if I
>am…please feel free to tell me!
>
>I got a call from my oldest daughter’s school today,
>and here is a brief summary of the situation. I guess
>Addison traded a couple not-so-nice words with another
>girl who ‘started it’ during a break period in
>between classes. This other girl has been on the brain
>for awhile now, and it’s really upset Addy because
>they were once friends. The challenges of being on the
>eve of turning into a teenager.
>
>Anyways, as Addy’s friend attested to, she started
>to turn around to walk away when the other girl called
>Addison, and her brother, (only one grade lower than
>her) just about one of the meanest words you could
>use: the “R” pejorative for those with mental
>disabilities. Horrible, I know. In response, Addy
>pushed her with some force and she fell. No one was
>seriously physically hurt or anything, but both were
>sent to the principle’s office and we, parents of
>both parties involved, were called. No one was even
>sent home for the day, though they have detention (or
>ISS as they call it now. Not sure why) for the week.
>
>Now, I get my daughter’s rage, and if that other
>girl was my daughter using that word, she’d be
>getting the spanking of her LIFE! I mean a true bare
>butt blistering. I admit I wish I could’ve done so
>myself.
>
>My question is…I don’t know how to handle it with
>my daughter. I have an idea of what to talk to her
>about and how I’m okay with her sticking up for
>herself and her brother, but I just don’t know if I
>should follow through on any sort of punishment.
>
>So I thought I would bring it here and see what the
>other mom’s thought. Again, maybe I’m
>overthinking, but I’d be happy to take any advice
>you have to share.

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