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Well, as my kids say, " the cafeteria food is nasty!" In all reality, trying to pack lunch for two kids is much more expensive than paying for their school lunch. It is true though that kids do not eat everything off their trays and usually are not satisfied with what they eat, but what can we do? We have no choice but to accept the price increase. At least our kids have something to eat. I just think about all those other countries whose children are dying of starvation. We could always have it much worse. At least we are blessed to be able to provide food for our kids.
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I pray for the kids because they are the ones suffering the most from all this!
It looks like my cat is giving my dog lessons on how to attack and he is sitting there listening.
Well I don't care what anyone says, as a mother, I am suppose to do everything that is in my control to protect my children. I know I cant be with them 24/7 and I also know that they have to solve some problems on their own, but when it comes to bullying, I will never just "let it go" and stand back and wait until the situation escalades. The boy that stabbed my daughter with a plastic fork did not learn his lesson with ISS as a punishment. He went back a few days later and punched her in that same arm and then threatend to get back at her for snitching on him. Now, do you think I should just let it go and look the other way??? I don't think so!!! If this boy was perhaps teasing her or calling her names, then I would not take it this far, but he physically harmed her TWICE and my duty as a mother is to intervene before he decides to harm her more seriously. This is the first time out of the school year that I have been up to the school to discuss an issue and this is the first time in my daughters school life that she has been bullied in such manner. People are so ready to judge a person, just by one story. I am aware that there will always be some type of conflict for my kids throughout their life, but when it comes to their safety, that is when I step in. My daughter should not have to be afraid or worried about going to school!!! SO I WILL NOT REST UNTIL THE BULLYING STOPS FOR HER!!!
You make me laugh. You are entitled to your opinions as so am I. I never said I was going to be disrespecting anyone and especially go in there shouting or yelling. I am very well respected and praised for being a dedicated parent. You can rant on and on all you want. I was just making a point about bullying in schools. My story is not a personal matter and I have every right to speak of it if I want because it concerns my daughter. Besides, I did not say what school this incident occurred nor did I mention anyone's names. I myself work at a educational facility and trust me, everyone there agrees with me. One of my co-workers who was once a teacher, a principal and a superintendent even feels that I am in the right. So keep on with your comments. By the way, I can bless you all I want because that's what loving God is all about. :)
That is sad to hear Rebecca! :( Well my daughter may have been stabbed with a "PLASTIC" fork, but this is elementary. My concern is if this classmate is doing this in 4th grade, what will he be doing in high school?
FIRST OF ALL, MY DAUGHTER WAS THE ONE THAT FELT THE PAIN, NOT YOU N45BA!!! SHE WAS THE ONE BULLIED, NOT YOU. IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE. SECOND OF ALL, I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT WAS THE OTHER STUDENT'S PUNISHMENT BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER WAS ASSUALTED. REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU VIEW IT, PUNISHEMNT FOR THIS INCIDENT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. IT WAS A FORK THIS TIME, WHO'S TO SAY THIS STUDENT WON'T ATTEMPT TO BRING A GUN NEXT TIME. IT IS PURE IGNORANCE TO THINK I NEED TO "JUST LET IT GO". IT'S PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT CAUSE SITUATIONS LIKE THIS TO CONTINUE BECAUSE TAKING INCIDENTS SUCH AS WHAT OCCURRED WITH MY DAUGHTER LIGHTLY LEADS TO MORE SERIOUS CRIMES THAT A BULLY WILL COMMITT JUST BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT. JUST SO YOU KNOW, THIS STUDENT HAS BEEN A TROUBLED CHILD IN CLASS AND CLAIMS TO BE IN A GANG AND IS ALWAYS GOING AROUND BULLYING KIDS. (I JUST FOUND THIS OUT). THIS STUDENT DISRESPECTS TEACHERS AND IS ALWAYS GETTING SENT TO THE OFFICE. SO, YOU TELL ME, HOW DO YOU SEE THIS KID'S FUTURE IF THERE IS NO INTERVENTION??? I CARE ABOUT ALL KIDS AND I DONT WANT TO BRING THIS CLASSMATE DOWN, I ONLY WANT THIS STUDENT TO GET THE HELP NEEDED TO HAVE A GOOD FUTURE. WE HAVE JESUS IN OUR LIFE, SO MY CHILDREN UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS TO HELP OTHERS. WHEN I WROTE "THE FIGHT IS ON", I WAS NOT REFERRING TO VIOLENCE, I MEANT MY LONG DISCUSSION WITH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ABOUT NOT BETTER INFORMING ME OF THE INCIDENT. BAD PARENTING IS ALLOWING YOUR CHILDREN TO THINK IT IS OK TO BE IN A GANG, TO DISRESPECT YOUR ELDERS, TO THINK EDUCATION IS NOT IMPORTANT, AND TO NOT TEACH THEM THAT JESUS IS THE WAY. MY DAUGHTER IS A HONOR ROLL STUDENT, HAS BEEN IN GT CLASSES FOR 4 YEARS, LOVES TO PRAISE GOD, LOVES TO HELP OTHERS, UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION, AND RESPECTS EVERYONE. IF THAT ISN'T BEING A GOOD PARENT, THEN WHAT IS??? BLESS YOU N45BA. :-)
I just want to make one thing clear, not all teachers, principals, school officials, and schools are bad. VISD does have many caring and dedicated faculty and staff that work very hard
GOOD POINT EDITHANN...I WILL TAKE YOUR ADVICE! I WAS JUST TRYING TO BE PATIENT AND GIVE THEM A CHANCE, BUT A PARENT'S GOTTA DO WHAT A PARENT'S GOTTA DO!!!
I believe as a parent and a taxpayer, I have every right to complain when I see something wrong with the school system, especially when it concerns my children's safety. First I hear there aren't enough parents involved, now I'm hearing parents who are involved complain too much. Some parents may be too picky and overly complain about non-sense, but bullying is a BIG DEAL and should be handled as "zero tolerance", always with no exceptions.