Poor Kids!

United States
November 8, 2007 7:22am CST
I really feel sorry for our school kids these days. One day the news is full of shcool shootings and then today some poor little girl gets suspended for giving classmates a hug! Talk about from one extreme to another. I feel that the punishment did not fit the crime in this instance. What are your thoughts?
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13 responses
@mummymo (23707)
31 Jan 08
I think that is shocking - there is not enough balance nowadays. Kids are constantly sent mixed messages and it really confuses me never mind the kids! xxx
• United States
1 Feb 08
Very true! I would think that the responsible school personnel would be pleased to see a child showing friendship as we see and hear too much about bullying and meanness, not to mention downright cruelty and murder in young people.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Feb 08
In my family we give hugs. I cannot understand what is wrong nowadays. Are students supposed to hate each other? No wonder there are school shootings, students are not allowed to show affection and that leads to hatred. Do they want to produce humans or to produce robots who look like humans but who have no emotions?
30 Jan 08
Cruel world what can I say more. The real crime today isn't punishing right I think. We have a idiom in my country in english it is like this When somebody get burn from the soak (something to eat)then he blow to the yogurt. i thinkthat we must encourage our kids to love each other like only them can do.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
30 Jan 08
They are teaching them not to feel. It seems you cannot get overly angry or be too loving. You have to act and feel the same all the time and I am not sure how good this is. I do think there are dangers in the school, but hugging someone is not worth the punishment.
@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
11 Nov 07
Yeah the schools are soo dumb. I am going to be homeschooling my kids...There are soo many reasons why I dont want to send my kids to a public school.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Nov 07
My daughters primary school brought in the ban on hugging, kissing & arms around one another when she was in year 7. I can't remember the exact details. Something to do with it being inappropiate. They would never used suspension though for breaking this rule. That is extreme. Another school over reacting.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
9 Nov 07
/facepalm on both counts Definitely Zero Tolerance run amok. Especially if the hug was true and everything was fine. If it was something awkward or forced upon then there should be some intervention. But suspension for a hug between friends? Geez... -_-
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I think that's carring it a bit too far. Punishing a kid for trying to be nice, sheesh! what the heck are they teaching them these days? To be mean and hateful? The little girl is just that, a little girl for heavens sake! Give her a break principle!
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
8 Nov 07
In all honesty, if I had children they would be homeschooled. I'd never send my kids to regular school or even private school for that matter. There are just so many fruitcakes out there...teachers, principals, janitors, bus drivers, ect. I'm not saying all of them are nuts but how are you supposed to weed them out? I'd rather teach my kids at home where I know they are getting an education and not being mistreated or abused or neglected. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
8 Nov 07
This is Crazy I also may a dissucion about it. I was looking at it, this morning, that is when I made my discussion, It is terrible, Children can't even hug their best friends, we do it Kids do it, It is part of our nature, What will they decide next? Can't eat lunch in Schools, LOL, It's crazy!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Nov 07
oh boy! My grand daughter will me suspended all the time for she loves walking up and hugging kids even in the sotre parking lots on the street where eer we are. THat was so unfair tothis little girl. and why would they do that on just a hug
• India
8 Nov 07
i think u should try to tell them about what is right and what is wrong may be it help them to know some thing.
@marabdl86 (615)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Yeh that is a joke of a rule. I mean kids are smart, you don't want to start making rebels out of the most nicest kids. It's like they are always trying to teach peace and discipline in school, but in a way they are wanting kids to do bad so they can have an excuse to punish them. it sets a very bad message and will most definitley make kids even more less obedient. This world is getting more and more redicoulus everyday. :(