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It's pretty simple
Old 10-23-2019, 07:09 PM
 
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There was an issue with a student today. I contacted the parent and explained what happened and why. The parent asked, "How can we make sure this doesn't happen again? Let's try FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS. That's it. Your kid needs to follow directions.


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Old 10-24-2019, 02:37 AM
 
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Ugh. That's what parents need to hear, how can we make sure this doesn't happen again? Well that's up to little Johnny.
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Oh, my gosh.

This parent is saying they want to brainstorm ideas. The parent wanted to work with you.

Look, the parent realizes the child's decision was wrong. What do you want the parent to do about it other than tell their child that they must follow directions? What was the purpose of the call? To inform a grade will be lower? To say that there is an issue that you don't know how to respond to? To tell the parent their child will be receiving some sort of discipline?

If it is as simple as follow directions, the child would be following directions or all you would have to tell the child was follow directions and it wouldn't need parental intervention.

Aren't you calling because you want to figure out how to make this not happen again? Seems the parent is on your side unless your call was just about passing off your frustration with the child off on the parent, which I DO NOT think is the case.
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Old 10-24-2019, 05:19 AM
 
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What did you really say when the parent asked that?
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:33 AM
 
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What did you really say when the parent asked that?
Something nice about reviewing the rules and procedures with the kid.


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Old 10-25-2019, 05:20 AM
 
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I understand your frustration. Even for little kids, there is some level of personal responsibility.
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:44 PM
 
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Oh, my gosh.

This parent is saying they want to brainstorm ideas. The parent wanted to work with you.

Look, the parent realizes the child's decision was wrong. What do you want the parent to do about it other than tell their child that they must follow directions? What was the purpose of the call? To inform a grade will be lower? To say that there is an issue that you don't know how to respond to? To tell the parent their child will be receiving some sort of discipline?

If it is as simple as follow directions, the child would be following directions or all you would have to tell the child was follow directions and it wouldn't need parental intervention.

Aren't you calling because you want to figure out how to make this not happen again? Seems the parent is on your side unless your call was just about passing off your frustration with the child off on the parent, which I DO NOT think is the case.
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Old 10-25-2019, 06:31 PM
 
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I only contacted the parent because I was required by admin.
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Maybe if you say it louder!
Old 10-25-2019, 10:29 PM
 
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Some parents! At least she did not say, " How can you do better at making my snowflake follow directions?"
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:55 AM
 
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My dad's response would be they need their ass kicked.


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