Kids And School

United States
February 26, 2009 8:04am CST
My son started going to school this year and I was happy at first but now i'm terrified! Not only are kids taken from school or other bad things. But they pick up on peoples kids bad habits! My son has always been very respectful and now he comes home saying off the wall things and I have no idea where he hears them at. How do you feel about this?
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• Philippines
27 Feb 09
Hi acmj1985.I understand how you feel.I also had mixed emotions when my daughter started going to school some years back...the happiness of seeing her in school uniform,the excitement of the first day of school.. and then comes some anxiety attacks.As parents, we can't help but worry about how our kids get to be influenced by the people around them.We just need to have an open communication with our children and make them understand that there are different types of people and not all that they see around are good.We also need to inform the teachers of the classmates' behaviors if it's causing some inconvenience and is having some negative effects on our child.We need to know and observe our kid's classmates too. It may take a lot of our time but we need to do these things to make sure our children grow up with good moral values. Thanks...happy mylottin!
• United States
26 Feb 09
I am going to be a teacher, and I think that if you are concerned for your childs safety then you need to do 2 things. 1) go to the school and volunteer, this will give you a better idea of how security is handled. I live close to two sscool districts and one of them swipes your state ID upon entering, this catches child preditors. The other just lets you sign in at the front desk. you need to see how it works. This will also give you time to see your childs teacher at work. Volunteer and help her. If you never help at your child's school then you DO NOT know if it is safe. The other thing you should do is after you have done your reserch, if you feel your child is not safe then change schools. As far as the things your child picks up at school: The silly things that are said can be stoped by you. You are the parent, if you do not like how your child is acting, or the habits that are aquired, then as the parent stop it. The teachers job should not be to raise your child. If you make known your expectations to your child about behavior then your child will most likely try to do as expected.
@okoyskabo (186)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
oh my! i am planning to send my toddler to school this june. i guess when he is interacting with other kids, it's inevitable that he can pick up other kids' attitudes. i think it would be best to talk to his adviser so that he can be closely monitored inside the classroom and constant communication with your son would also help, like you ask him how was his day and everything, then advise him that it is wise for him to choose his friends. make it more of a heart to heart talk but you could also probe but don't make it too obvious. good luck.