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Julian bit someone at school today.

Current Mood: frustrated frustrated

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From: have_inner_lady Date: October 6th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh! Well, that's it. You are officially, and personally, in the Horrible Parent Club.

Welcome.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 6th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, I didn't know what the hell to say to the teacher when she called me.
From: have_inner_lady Date: October 6th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
My son's current teacher is pretty good about these things; when he misbehaves, she basically says, "Yeah, this happened. Good to talk to you. Let's keep the communication door open."

But his preschool teacher? Whoa. She once called to say he hit a kid, and asked something like, "I want to understand: Why do you think this happened?"

It was very hard to say something other than, "Because his hand was moving at high velocity toward another child."
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 6th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snicker*

In all fairness, she didn't call with an accusatory tone. She called to let me know that "Julian's been very ... 'active'... today." Only after she used the euphamism did she say that he had bitten a classmate. It's apparently more than that, though. He's throwing huge ridiculous fits when he doesn't get what he wants RIGHT AWAY. He's been doing that with us too. She wanted to know if we give in to him, which we do not, though the last week or so has been weird in that respect because he's been such a sick little boy that it's hard to tell when he's being unreasonable and when he's just not feeling well. I think we're past the "not feeling well" point, though, and it's time for him to shape up. I certainly have ZERO tolerance for biting, though his teacher (who has 11 siblings) did acknowledge that it's just a stage that some kids DO "just go through."

Still, I felt like an absolute ass.
From: have_inner_lady Date: October 6th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd agree with her.

The second time Rafael went through a biting stage (age 3), words and time-outs didn't seem to have any permanent effect. So one time I took a calming breath and bit him back.

Yah, and I felt like an ass of a mother for resorting to that. But he did finally understand, "Biting hurts!"
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: October 6th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
My mom did that to me when I was a weeble. Worked like a charm.
From: stormkitten Date: October 6th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not a bad idea. I wouldn't have thought to do it, but it does get the message across.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 6th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
In my case it would be a phenomenally bad idea, since we're his guardians, not his parents.
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bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: October 6th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want to understand: Why do you think this happened?

Um. Cuz he's a kid?
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: October 6th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh no, that would be too simple. Surely it has something to do with the alignment of the planets. Not with the fact that 2-yr-olds act like, well, 2-yr-olds.
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: October 6th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tell him to stop being such a child!
eyelid From: eyelid Date: October 6th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Surely it has something to do with the alignment of the planets. Not with the fact that 2-yr-olds act like, well, 2-yr-olds.

Enough with the excuses - we know the real answer is Bad Parenting. If EC was a Good Parent, Julian would NEVER misbehave. Also, he would volunteer to feed poor people on the weekends and would create world peace.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: October 7th, 2005 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I blame society. Or something.
eyelid From: eyelid Date: October 6th, 2005 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isaac bit someone the first day of daycare. It happens.

I get you though. It's hideously embarrasing.
ginamariewade From: ginamariewade Date: October 7th, 2005 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)
My Hub used to have the nickname "Fang" and yet somehow he turnd out OK.
From: snagsgonnadie Date: October 9th, 2005 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
my friend is 18 and she still bites. tragic i tell you

and also, concerning your icon thing
monty phython, holy grail?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 9th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think so. It was from a non-inspirational-poster thing. I can't remember what the quote was that I took out to fit it into the icon. I did a google images search for "cranky"
From: snagsgonnadie Date: October 11th, 2005 09:04 am (UTC) (Link)
oh cos thats what the french man says to Sir Lancelot over the wall of his castle
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 11th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)
wait, which icon were you talking about?
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