My eldest son (11) is in his last year of primary school and also a member on the children’s school council on which he was elected by fellow peers. He is so honoured to have that role and wears his badge with pride. He is generally a well rounded boy, well behaved, no trouble, very intelligent, responsible and well mannered kid, and someone whom I am very proud of.
Of course there are times when he falls off the rails and needs some steering back but its never anything huge, just small things that a ten minute talk wont fix.
But he has the tendency to attract himself to kids that in my opinion, are silly and not well behaved at all, he is really not that good at choosing friends. They are not kids that I want him associating him with. They get into trouble by doing dumb things and to me they are kids who seem to be constantly drinking red cordial if you know what I mean…anyway, this in turn causes my son to be silly himself and get himself into trouble, which is the case of what happened at school yesterday.
And as a result the school threatened to take his badge away from him, which made him terribly upset, and were this to happen would leave him absolutely devastated. He doesn’t have al ot of confidence so for that to happen to him would be shattering.