All things considered, I think this lady got off a little too easy!
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Some People Really Shouldn’t Be Parents
“I had one such parent in my son’s class. This parent had a very irksome attitude. She would be extremely sweet on the face and do nothing but complain behind your back.
Now, she felt her son was a gift to humanity. She also felt she was a super duper parent. Unfortunately, we all live in the same society and hence she would try to pick my brains about parenting tips for my child while waiting at the bus stop. Mind you, I have an older daughter too so obviously I was more experienced than her.
After spending lower kindergarten classes in different divisions, our sons ended up together in the same first-grade class. My son was happy he would have his friend along with him.
School started and two days down the line, my son came and told me that he had had enough of the kid and he had complained to the teacher about him. My son said that the other boy pushed me unnecessarily, stole from his lunchbox, scribbled on his notebook, ripped out pages from his book, and tried to poke him in the eye with a pencil.
Now the last one was dangerous. However, I knew it would be futile to tell the parent because she is so delusional and would never believe it. Anyway, my son was smart enough to not retaliate and instead complain to the teacher, who in turn promptly told the boy’s mother about his misbehavior.
Obviously, she didn’t agree and said her son was the victim.
A few days later, my son was made the class monitor. At the age of six, it was a huge achievement for them. He was on cloud nine for getting his special little badge.
Now, this boy’s mother made a huge brouhaha about the whole thing on our parents WhatsApp group. She said only her son was capable of being the class monitor, he was the most disciplined child in the entire class. He has been bullied by the new monitor (namely my son), but still, the kid (my son) was made monitor. None of the other parents bothered to defend her or even slam her.
I chose not to respond to such nonsense and went about doing my work.
The next day after school ended, I got a call from the vice-principal of the school telling me to meet her urgently. I was scared if anything had happened to one of my two kids. She said both were fine, but I had to meet her ASAP.
I rushed to the school driving like a madwoman. Reached the principal’s office and saw both my kids waiting for me. But my son looked traumatized.
Well, the class teacher and principal came along and told me all that had happened.
This lady found my son after school, yanked him by his collar, then yelled at him in front of all the parents and students. My poor son started crying only being six years old. In the meantime, other parents, and his class teacher rushed there to see what had happened. The class teacher sensing trouble immediately caught hold of the lady and dragged her to the principal’s office. My older daughter was called from her classroom to console my son.
The class teacher then showed the parent the CCTV footage of her son’s shenanigans.
Well, the class teacher was fed up with the parent and the kid and expelled them both.
Immediately the mom played the victim card by saying her mom was suffering from cancer and so she behaved irrationally.
The final decision was left to me if I wanted any action to be taken. Well, I just requested them to change the boy’s classroom and also told the lady that the next time if she does anything to hurt my son, I will call up the police.
I still see this crazy lady every day at my bus stop while dropping the kids to school. Obviously, she sees through me and so do I. Her son though is still the same and apparently has only gotten worse.”