I saw this posted on Facebook this morning. It's been on my mind all day.
I so want to respond to all the mums at LOs school that LOs behaviour is not her fault. I want to explain that many of the things in the article are the same for LO but I don't think I can so I'm posting on here instead. Hope you'll all understand.
What a wonderful teacher and I so wish she was at DD's school.
I hope, given its prominence on Facebook (its appeared on my page abut 7 times already this morning) some people might read it and gain even a grain of understanding about 'that' child.
I was in a school doing teaching experience last week and the class had 'that' child and the teacher was surprised I reacted to her in they way I did and did not react badly to her 'bad' behaviour. It made me realise what I have to offer as a teacher as I recognised this so quickly and was able to talk the child through her concerns and get her into a place where she could join in with the rest of the class. I know of parents of children in that class who complain about 'that' child perhaps they will see Facebook and think about things.
Mum to 2 teenagers - DS, Thistle (16) and DD, Chanter (15)
Tears here too - & there will be tears again when I go into school tom & weds to talk, yet again, why punishment-reward approaches dont work & the exclusions were unfair & have compounded things ( again)