Do you believe what the teacher may say about your child?
• United States
16 May 08
Before I started homeschooling I had many occasions of teachers making up stories or exagerating stories about things my children did. So not always would I believe a teacher. I have always tried to trust my children. My youngest is honest to a fault. More often than not he tells on himself. My oldest was a little more manipulative. I would have to take more time talking with him to ascertain the truth. But usually my kids were honest about what they did or said. My way of thinking is don't trust either story. Take both and get a third perspective then you decide what the truth is.
16 May 08
Well, if the teacher witnessed the "wrongdoing" then I suppose I would be inclined to believe it. If it was another pupil then I would be inclined to have doubts. But I suppose it depends on what the incident was, the age of the child, whether the child has ever been untruthful to the parent. There are so many variables that I think it's difficult to give a straightforward answer.