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Old 10-03-2012, 08:13 PM   #16
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First, hugs to Jordan. I have a couple of sensitive kids myself and my heart breaks when they are upset, especially over something they didn't do.

Honestly, I wouldn't have sent the note back with my kid. I feel like it undermines the teacher when the kid knows mom doesn't agree with the punishment before getting the whole scoop. I've also learned to be VERY neutral when responding, almost to the point where I sound like I'm siding with the teacher but need clarification to understand the whole picture. My go to response is, "_______ said x, y, z happened. I know kids can exaggerate so can you please explain to me what actually happened/what you were told?"

Just my experience.
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