Kids

Netherlands
May 8, 2008 2:34pm CST
Your kids gets in trouble for insulting his teacher, but you have to admit that the insult was pretty darn funny. What are you going to do? You....
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@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
10 May 08
I cant really decide on this because I didnt experience it yet. Though if what our kids did was really an insult to the teacher though not really that heavy or serious. We can both talk to the child and the teacher. Perhaps explain everything. I think its better also to let the child say sorry to the teacher, at least he/she will realized that he/she had done wrong.
@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
9 May 08
Iwould want toknow exactly what a child had said before I get all twisted with it.then I would 'dish out whatever punishment the child deserved The fact that the insult was funny is still not the factor here. no child whould be allowed to insult the teacher nor should the teacher insult his orher students either.
• United States
9 May 08
It would really depend on the remark my child made. Since we homeschool, the kids teachers are me, Sunday school teacher, and friends who teach co-op classes. Irregaurdless of the level of humor in the remark, the child needs to learn respect. But there are many times I see teachers who hold no regaurd for the value of the children in their care. SOmetimes these teachers need to be set strait, and if it takes a kid to do it, than I would be honored if it were mine:)
@DudaYLen (219)
• Philippines
9 May 08
Whatever it is , it is still an insult and subject for disciplinary action.One previledge teachers have is the opportunity to observe many children of the same age. Out of the pool of knowledge from each child , we distill principles on raising children to be desirable , productive member of the society.Thinking that children are being innocent , are somehow oblivious to the goings on of life.It is important to make sure that we raise our children in an environment conducive to developing a good and respectable lifestyle.And it is never to early to teach children the core values they ought to live by.
@cmelton (160)
• United States
9 May 08
I would punish my child and talk to her about it and TRY not to let her know that I thought it was funny. Sometimes thats hard to do even when they are doing wrong. I remember the first time she tried to smart off to me. She said something and then said "how do you like those apples". She was only about 4. I couldn't do anything but laugh.
• United States
8 May 08
I have actually had that happen with one of my kids and in this case i would have loved to have been there to see my child stand up for beliefs. But to insult a teacher is wrong in any case and it should have been handled at school and then when they get home even though it was funny. Me and my wife would have laughed about it after the kids were asleep so they couldn't hear us LOL
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
8 May 08
What I would go is giggle a bit about it and admit yes it was funny but not an appropriate thing to say to a teacher. The thing that I make shure my kinds learn are things that appropriate and not appropriate to say to certain people.
@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
8 May 08
They should be punished regardless, and I wouldn't show the child my amusement with their insult. It can be difficult with kids. I remember the first time my child said a swear word, around the age of 4. They didn't realize it was a bad word, but coming from such an innocent mouth, it was hard not to laugh. But you don't, because if you do they'll keep doing it to amuse you. You tell them sternly they shouldn't do that, then go in another room where they can't see you while you laugh about it.
@kezabelle (2985)
8 May 08
I would punish them and would expect the school to aswell. I would like to think my children wouldnt be so rude as to insult a teacher or any one else but if they did id do my best to make sure it didnt happen again no matter how funny or even true the insult might have been they have to learn that its called an insult for a reason and that their actions affect other people and could ultimatley hurt others too if they are old enough to speak the insult they are old enough to take the punishment