I should rename this blog: Because I'm good at venting.
The ranting. The bitching. The stuff I need a release for, well, this has been the receptacle for those emotions of late.
These last few months... have been challenging to say the least. In my son, we have seen some behaviors that as a good parent I'd be remiss if I didn't try and address.
Sorry for the lack of detail. I'm just not sure how much I want to say. Rest assured he's a generally happy healthy six year old little boy but as his mother I feel compelled to address these other "things".
That said, the point of this post is not to vent about my son. I love him so much it's indescribable and only want to do what's right for him.
No, the point of this is to vent about commentary made about my son.
When we received his report card his PE teacher basically had nothing nice to say. He simply gave him a grade and made comments that were, well, antagonistic at best.
And this was the first communication I've ever had with this man. If you can call it that.
I'm pissed frankly that he didn't reach out to me earlier to make me aware of the problems my son was having in his class but instead categorized him as a problem child in the brief paragraph he'd written.
I tried to understand that teacher's logic by making excuses for him.
He's the sole PE teacher for 300 plus kids and he only has a limited time to complete all these analysis, I tried to reason.
But the thing is, he's been a teacher for several years and he should know better. How can I try and change that which I'm unaware of.
And yes I know that report can be used as an opportunity to try to turn things around and I will. But frankly I take issue with his style... utter lack of communication.
It hurts me as a parent to know that a teacher wouldn't take the time to understand, much like we have, that perhaps something else is going on. It disturbs me that he wouldn't try and dig any further. At a minimum I expect a call or an email to discuss the situation. This is a team effort between the teachers my husband and I. I'm trying to do my part. Is it wrong to expect him to do his ?
And so we have our parent teacher conference tonight.
Rest assured. The school will know how I feel.