Topic: school

Keeping Calm When Your Kid Is Being Bullied Is Easier Said Than Done

Keeping Calm When Your Kid Is Being Bullied Is Easier Said Than Done

I found out recently that my 5-year old was being bullied on the bus and when I was told it was by older children, I nearly lost it. I was slightly ashamed at the rage I felt. After all, those teasing him are still kids themselves. It seemed cruel of me to want to knock their heads together, but I don’t know that any parent can control how they feel when they find out someone is bullying their child. More »

7 Teens Get Pregnant On School Trip And Set World Record For Worst Chaperones

7 Teens Get Pregnant On School Trip And Set World Record For Worst Chaperones

In a remarkable show of unfortunate choices and teenage virility, seven Bosnian girls between the ages of 13 and 15 became pregnant during a five-day class trip to their country’s capital city. Now the parents are blaming the school, Bosnian officials are blaming the parents, and proper sex education is saying, “Maybe we could come over for a few days? Just to hang out, or whatever?” More »

7-Year-Old Epileptic Can’t Take Service Dog To School Because Administrators Refuse To Take Responsibility For It

7-Year-Old Epileptic Can't Take Service Dog To School Because Administrators Refuse To Take Responsibility For It

A Massachusetts mother is in a battle with her local school district over whether or not her seven-year-old epileptic son will be able to bring his service dog to school with him. This is another one of those cases where my heart says, “Oh for God’s sake let him bring the dog!” While my mind says, “But maybe the school is right…?” Unfortunately for my brain, I rarely listen to it. Lead the way, heart! More »

It’s Not Okay That A High School Neglected To Tell Parents A Student Was Allegedly Raped On Campus

It's Not Okay That A High School Neglected To Tell Parents A Student Was Allegedly Raped On Campus

The words don’t exist to describe how furious I would be if I were a parent whose kid goes to Bellaire High School, who hadn’t been informed that a girl was allegedly gang raped in one of the bathrooms there until a month after it happened. For future reference, schools, this is exactly the kind of thing that I, as the mother of a daughter, would like to know about. ASAP. More »

Putting Disabled Students in Improvised Cages Is Not Okay, Says Sergeant Major Understatement

Putting Disabled Students in Improvised Cages Is Not Okay, Says Sergeant Major Understatement

A mother in California is rightfully losing her shit after she made an unannounced visit to her developmentally disabled daughter’s school and found the seven-year-old locked up in an improvised cage made out of baby gates and bookshelves. Great job, school. No really, putting a special ed student behind bars in a soiled diaper is exactly the way to handle things. We’re all proud, and by proud I mean disgusted. More »

8 School Fundraisers That Should Go Directly In The Garbage Can

8 School Fundraisers That Should Go Directly In The Garbage Can

As the mother of two kids in grade school, I am inundated weekly with fundraisers we are asked to participate in. Their school is trying to build a new playground and I am very supportive of that endeavor. The PTO has had parties and Fun Nights at school where the admission price and all money spent on refreshments and games go toward the playground fund. I think that is an awesome way to raise money, as are the t-shirts they sell, because it all feels very much optional. You know what I hate? The stupid packets that come home selling over-priced shit that no one wants or needs. More »