Another WTF thread...

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Amen to that. I grew up in an abusive household with an extremely abusive grandmother, it wasn't good at all. My grandma had mental problems, maybe early onset dementia, I'm not sure.
Dude, I had this step mom, my dad's second wife.

Naturally I was a messed up in the noodle type of kid, this woman, I was her stress ball.

She would hit me in the head with spraypaint cans, and tell my dad it was spider bites!

Then...one day she got extremely malicious, I can't remember what I did, but I did something.

This person, she got a steak knife from the kitchen and held me down while she sliced each of the webbing between my fingers really shallow.

Then made me cut tomatoes.

You ever get fresh tomato juice on a cut? It is acidic to say the least, and being mostly water it wouldn't allow clotting. It hurt man, like real bad.

She liked doing that.
 

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The Students all have the right and hopefully the ability to answer “None of your business”!

I as a Father would be standing in front of what ever authority asking such and telling them to mind their own ****ing business.
Can I tell you a story?

Ok, so 2009 it was rough being poor, really rough in Edmond, had a wife and a kid.

Making 64 bucks a day doing temp jobs. That work today get paid today kinda thing?

Had to donate plasma for gas money type of poor, I took all those jobs I was offered, unloading rail cars of mini blinds in 103°, staining cabinets in New construction homes.

Well couldn't make ends meet, and there is thus place called the infant crisis center that allowed you once a week to go in and get clothes, formula, diapers.

Well part of being able to get anything is intake.

They get very very personal, separate the mother and father from each other, and the child to examine them, you can see them but you can't interact.

One of these things they do, I didn't grasp it till it was over.

They will place the child 2ft away and ask you you to get the child to come to you.

Naturally my son was crawling like crazy to get to me before she even put him down.

When I looked up this worker was crying and had this look of love in her eyes.

She said

HE LOVES YOU!

They do that because often times, and more than you would like to admit the infant recoils in fear, and that....that right there is why they ask questions.
 

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So both of my daughters are public school teachers in a small ghetto town here in rural Oklahoma. My oldest teaches kindergarten and my baby teaches high school.

They both tell me some of the most godawful, gut wrenching stories of these kids and their upbringings, and it just drives you to a plethora of emotions. I can't help but look back at my life as a kid and realize how blessed I really was.

I thought I had just about heard it all, but today, my oldest grandson (he's 12/7th grade) told me something that he experienced today, and it absolutely floored me...

Therapy circle. :faint:

He and other students in his class sat in a circle, facing each other and were asked questions like...

Have you ever smoked or vaped?
Are you currently a smoker/vaper?
Do you ever drink alcohol?
Have you ever been intoxicated?

And several others. My question is...why does the teacher/school need to know this? Granted, this is not the type of behavior that preteens should be engaging in, but shouldn't this be the parents jobs to regulate their own kids? Of course, most parents don't give two sh!ts about their kids nowadays, so maybe the teachers are the only shred of hope this generation has.

Maybe I'm over thinking this whole thing, I dunno. We didn't have this kind of bullsh!t when I was in school. But times were WAY different then.
Actually, you did to have that going on in your day. You probably just didn't know about it because that was "family business" and most people didn't talk about it to non-family. And it wasn't illegal, once upon a time, for a kid to be sent to the store to get cigarettes or booze. The circle time and sharing is fairly new, in some locations, but not others. It's a Montessori thing, and that's only been around since 1906...

Now there are reporting requirement for teachers who find out about this stuff. And consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs are more regulated than they were back then. We also know more about the effects of those drugs than they did then. Doctors used to prescribe booze and smoking. Don't see to much of that going on anymore. There is a new warning out, gov't. required, that nicotine changes your brain, for example. You can see it over the registers when you're checking out, now.

My teacher career was very short, but only ended in 2012.
 

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Teachers need to be held to teaching the material, nothing else.

When I was young I was taught to respect my teachers but none of them were out to convert me to liberal/socialist ( or whatever weird crap) or skew my sexual preferences.
 

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Dude, I had this step mom, my dad's second wife.

Naturally I was a messed up in the noodle type of kid, this woman, I was her stress ball.

She would hit me in the head with spraypaint cans, and tell my dad it was spider bites!

Then...one day she got extremely malicious, I can't remember what I did, but I did something.

This person, she got a steak knife from the kitchen and held me down while she sliced each of the webbing between my fingers really shallow.

Then made me cut tomatoes.

You ever get fresh tomato juice on a cut? It is acidic to say the least, and being mostly water it wouldn't allow clotting. It hurt man, like real bad.

She liked doing that.
Damn, I'm sorry to hear that. I never got it that bad.
 

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