Stupid Parents

In addition to my regular job as a classroom assistant, I was recently asked to do another job.  It seems there is a little boy in kindergarten, who is so BAD that they will not allow him to ride the bus without an escort.  And they want me to escort him.  He basically needs someone who is firm, and relatively strong to make him do what he needs to.  So, yesterday (Friday), he pitched a major temper tantrum over having to wait in line.  He grabbed my glasses twice, and threw them (fortunately they didn't break), and then proceeded to kick me.  Once we got on the bus, everything was fine.  So I told his mother about what had happened, and she said, "WELL, MAYBE HE'LL BE BETTER ON MONDAY."

I wanted to reach out and "touch" someone really, really badly.  All I can say is, its a good thing that I am getting paid well for putting up with this.  If he's this bad now, I hate to imagine what he's like in a few years, when he's bigger than me.  And if he gets any worse, I will simply refuse to be his escort, and she will have to drive him to school everyday.

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I should add, that the ...

I should add, that the little brat did end up waiting, although he was sitting in a corner, squalling the whole time.

The little future felon ...

The little future felon wouldn't be a problem if his parents gave him a beatin when he acts up. Jerkwads. "I don't believe in spanking", yeah, well thats why the little piece of shit will have LOTS of contact with the police starting in a couple years.

Don't give an inch Jester, ...

Don't give an inch Jester, to either the child or the parents. Demand that he meet your standard of behaviour, nothing less. You will be tested until you are ready to scream. The secret is to be more stubborn than the kid.
Good Luck.

that little BASTARD is the ...

that little BASTARD is the reason why I'm NOT a teacher! If someone told ME what that parent told you, I would've WENT OFF on HER ASS!!
I'm sorry but "maybe he'll be better on Monday??!!!...na-na-na-na-boo-boo!!!
BULLSHIT!! maybe he'll be better in juvie hall!! be a goddamn parent and BEAT HIS ASS!!! this lil MO'FO' is only 5!!!?? he needs some serious discipline! I hope this woman DOESN'T have any more kids at home now or ever again!!

He needs his ass whooped.

He needs his ass whooped.

You guys need to quit ...

You guys need to quit calling the kid names. He's only 5 and his behavior is accepted at home so he thinks it's ok. Mom is the problem.

amaretto you're right, ...

amaretto you're right, just goes to show you that crap isn't tolerated around us! BEAT HER ASS!!! yeah, grab the torch and pitchforks!!!!!!

True Amarettoxo, the ...

True Amarettoxo, the parents need to be jailed for child neglect. That kid IS actually savable given his young age, but it would take some serious reprogramming.

He's still a little ...

He's still a little peckerwood. He knows right from wrong, he chooses wrong.

I think that you are ...

I think that you are right. I don€™t think that parents should let young children out of their sight. If I see a parent doing something wrong I just speak out loud (very loud) to a family member near me or to a customer near me. It usually gets the parents attention, and it makes me feel better.

Sorry I posted this in the ...

Sorry I posted this in the wrong place.

Thanks for the ...

Thanks for the encouragement. I've been working with this child for 2 1/2 weeks now, and I will say that things are . . . improving most of the time. Today I had an opportunity to speak with the dad in the situation. The first thing he asked me was if the little boy had a good day. I said, "Well, to be honest, he had a rough day, and he was very badly behaved before he got on the bus." The dad sighed, and shook his head.

As for Krankimom, I work in the special ed dept. That's the reason I'm working with this particular child. He has been tested for everything under the sun, including Aspergers, and autism. He showed 3 of the many markers for autism, so they "identified" him. He is now showing NONE of those same markers, and he is doing great in his educational work. He is going to end up labeled Emotional/Behavior Disorders, instead of Learning Disorders. Really sad that such a bright little boy, with so much potential can not be taught, because his behavior is so bed.

While agree that spanking is not ALWAYS the answer, I will say that when all else fails . . . . I will also say, if you REFUSE to say no to your child, you create a monster, who will never function well in a society where rules exist. The parents, in essence, set their child up for failure because of their unwillingness to prepare him for the real world.