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PARENTS say the darndest things

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2 hours ago, Amethya said:

 I hate when parents do this, treat like their kids are a bother instead of a blessing. 

Exactly!!!!

Before I started working for the school I would feel horrible if it took me longer than 10 minutes to pick up my kids when the school called. I would tell my husband they must think I am a terrible mom it took me so long to get there. I now realize I was probably one of the fastest. 

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15 minutes ago, Glitternurse said:

Exactly!!!!

Before I started working for the school I would feel horrible if it took me longer than 10 minutes to pick up my kids when the school called. I would tell my husband they must think I am a terrible mom it took me so long to get there. I now realize I was probably one of the fastest. 

At  least if you let me know you're going to be late or actually tell me you're coming, I don't think you are a terrible parent. It just means you have responsibilities that need some attention but you do care about your kids!

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2 hours ago, Amethya said:

At  least if you let me know you're going to be late or actually tell me you're coming, I don't think you are a terrible parent. It just means you have responsibilities that need some attention but you do care about your kids!

Don't get me wrong, I do understand that and I am fine if the parents tell me what's going on, it's the ones that say ok I'll be right there and I don't see them for 2 hours that I get frustrated with.

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1 hour ago, Glitternurse said:

Don't get me wrong, I do understand that and I am fine if the parents tell me what's going on, it's the ones that say ok I'll be right there and I don't see them for 2 hours that I get frustrated with.

I agree 100%. It's sad especially when I have a little one in my office with a high fever and it's been hours since I called mom and she doesn't answer and I can't send them to class. So they are stuck in my office for the whole day and mom comes in at the end of the day with a "oh... I'm sorry but I forgot!"

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44 minutes ago, Amethya said:

I agree 100%. It's sad especially when I have a little one in my office with a high fever and it's been hours since I called mom and she doesn't answer and I can't send them to class. So they are stuck in my office for the whole day and mom comes in at the end of the day with a "oh... I'm sorry but I forgot!"

Wow! I can't imagine a whole day! I usually call back after an hour of no-show but man do I hate arguing with the parents.  YES you have to pick your child up.  NO I can't just give them Tylenol & send them back to class. 

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I had a teacher mom freaking out last week because she had to find coverage for her class and it took 45 minutes to get here. She called twice to give me updates. Both times, I told her it was fine and that I completely understood if it had taken even longer. 

It was refreshing and rare because sometimes teachers that are in the same district think I should be a free babysitter................

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16 hours ago, BiscuitRN said:

Wow! I can't imagine a whole day! I usually call back after an hour of no-show but man do I hate arguing with the parents.  YES you have to pick your child up.  NO I can't just give them Tylenol & send them back to class. 

Oh yeah, and I try calling all numbers but NO one answers and I try again later. Poor kid was in my office so sick, and I couldn't give him anything. All I can do is make him comfortable. I made it extremely clear to his mother that she needs to keep him home until it goes away. She did listen to that, thankfully.

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ADD medicine capsule found in Kinder's pocket.  Called mom.  "Oh, I was sending that home with him for Grandma to give it to him after school."  The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

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On 2/7/2019 at 2:43 PM, Blue_Moon said:

I had a parent furious with me because her son scraped his hand on the fence but didn't come and tell me about it or tell any teachers he got hurt. So she throws his hand in my face and says LOOK. It was literally a tiny superficial scratch that he said didn't even bleed. Ok well aside from the fact it's minor, exactly how exactly am I supposed to be able to help him if I don't know again??? 🤔 

Psychic powers or your crystal ball..... I get the same thing....I got chewed out because a kid fell down the stairs and hurt her leg, why didn't I call Mom... Well, I have to know about the injury in order to call????? The kid never came to the clinic because the bell had rung and she was afraid she would miss her bus..

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