posted on May, 6 2011 @ 12:09 AM
Originally posted by ViperChili
Originally posted by nikkibee
reply to post by ViperChili
she may not be able to. she may not have time due to a job or something similar although something definitely needs to be done if she cant read. i
think a lot of the stuff they teach you is useless but reading is definitely most important
According to her intro post ( found here), she is a stay at home mom.
I am sure time isn't the issue in making sure her daughter learns an essential life skill.
That is part of the problem these days, people rely too much on others to raise/educate their children. People need to start taking responsibility.
Educating your children is not a function of government, it is the responsibility of the parent and the parent alone.
edit on 5-5-2011 by
ViperChili because: (no reason given)
YUP still a stay at home mom of four kids, three are special needs, all have different needs. It's not a matter of me NOT trying to teach
her, it's a matter of how long she can sit and pay attention at home because after an over stimulating day at school teaching her at home is
not as easy as it sounds. Sometimes she can sit other days I'm to busy pulling her off the other kids and trying to keep her bi-polar
disorder under control! Pulling her out of the public education system and home schooling her is NOT an option, I need time during the day for
appointments and phone calls oh and sleep because bi-polar kids DO NOT SLEEP ( more than about 5 hours TOPS a night) Instead I invest my time
with her to teach her things like manners, land marks when we are out on walks, compassion for other people, symbols ( like the skull on a
bottle means it poison etc) so that she can be safe. I have the entire Dolch word list printed and laminated, we make games out of it, she
just does not get letters, but the kid can do algebra like it's second nature. SO in reality leaning a LITTLE on the school to teach her
SOMETHING isn't such a long shot ... is it? There used to be a school in town that was specialized for kids like her until someone at the
Board of Education had a brain fart and decided that main streaming kids like my daughter was a GOOD idea oh and then they did that whole "
no kid left behind" thing...YUP some really great ideas there...
the thing is I understand my kids problems and I get why she has
a hard time my boys they have problems too but they can read and write, so how is it that they can teach the other 2 these things but they
don't have "time " to get some programs to help my daughter? Especially when I have done all the research and basically handed them
everything they NEED. They went on and on about getting her tested and if I did this and this they would get her her own EA and all the
programs she needs UH HUH she's going to High School in the fall I've jumped thru all the hoops and they did nothing.
Originally posted by nikkibee
reply to post by Jubes
i apolagize and retract my previous comment
Thanks, no worries I don't offend easily,