@snorks sadly not. In general, I’ve found the process of engaging with the school to be very frustrating. We have a long way to go before inclusive education is a reality. I jumped on the comment above because the question of homework has been an ongoing problem for our family and really, it shouldn’t have been. Not every parent who requests an exception to a rule is an obnoxious crackpot. I just realised my comment above trailed off into nonsense 😂😂😂 clearly hadn’t finished my cup of tea at that point of the day!
@michael but he is the PM of Australia, and as such has a range of diplomatic tools at his disposal that he has chosen not to utilise. That is the point I think sylv was making. Scott Morrison is not responsible for what happened in Dubai, but he is responsible for the total lack of response to it.
@snorks 100% agree - but schools should cooperate to modify a policy to meet the individual needs of a student when a parent makes repeated and respectful requests. That’s what inclusive education is all about. While the examples of parent behaviour in the article are indefensible, please don’t think that every parent who requests an exception to a rule is an pllllllllppllplpllpp
@cat absolutely parents should be able to override school “policy”. Schools are a public institution paid for by taxpayers, not a dictatorship. Our son has three therapy sessions a week outside of school for a diagnosed disability, plus what we do at home. You bet your a$$ we’re not sitting down to do the poorly photocopied worksheets that bear no resemblance to the actual year level that he’s working at (he has an individualised education plan). I had a respectful conversation with the school in prep around homework but the respect is fading after years of being ignored and hassled by school staff. My husband does most of the communicating with the school at this point!
@fzmclaren good on you. It’s a shame that RATs aren’t more easily available.
@mamamia-user-893622181 I feel for you - there’s a big difference between disliking parts of parenting and actually telling your kids you wish they didn’t exist.
Any parent that doesn’t admit to disliking being a parent occasionally is lying or in deep denial 😂
I feel this. It’s incredibly alienating for kids to have to keep showing up day after day to run a race they know they can never win. So many educators have good intentions but no genuine experience with neurodivergence.
@random dude thanks for the heads up, I’ll check them out. Stingers are everywhere in NQ and I get sunburn looking out a window so this would be great for me 😁
@mb1111 absolutely - whoever does the work sets the benchmark. No work, no opinion. A great rule of thumb for life, not just Christmas. A non-Christmas example: I don’t always love the school fundraisers that are organised but keep my opinion to myself. Why? I’m not the one sitting in a P&C meeting at 7.30pm on a work night and I have NO right to comment on the hard work of those that are.
@rush I’m glad I’m not the only one 😁
Am I the only person who would wear the hell out of Melissa Mcarthy’s swimsuit? That thing is awesome. No sunburn, no losing your top in the surf, less sand up your bum, no jellyfish stings... I want one!!
MAFS has been crossing lines since its first episode. This is just the natural culmination unfortunately. I genuinely can’t understand why so many people love watching it - it’s dark!
@snorks it’s heartening to see a conversation where the underlying cruelty of the current system is acknowledged!
No. 19 made me laugh out loud - we are going through the same thing, only with Thomas and Friends. I know more about the Island of Sodor than I ever realised existed!!
Your husband is a lucky man that you stuck it out with him.
Because it is a box ticking exercise, that’s why.
I’m tired of Barnaby Joyce speaking, full stop 😂
@luvlee I really didn’t think there could be a tv show I disliked more than Love Island, but between the creepy torture-porn vibes, injuries to the participants and the appalling casting choices, SAS Australia is edging it out for me.
@mamamia-user-482898552 and yet, smeared she will be...