Back 2 school= Back 2 Drama

Kristy - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ever went to Back- to School - Night and have it turned into a Jerry Springer Show? Not fun!!! Who benefits form that? Not the kid that’s for sure. Now I just want to hold him, cry and throw-up. Someone help me understand so I can help him, and tell me it ends somewhere, somehow. Please



Had a third party family member show up and start cussing, accusing and assaulting to the point that everyone was escorted out of the school??

Is there a program that helps with that? This person actually, physical grabbed the child and engaged in a tug-a -war. Pulling him forcefully away.

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Jennifer - posted on 09/03/2009

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Though it's the hardest thing you'll do, Don't React to that selfish behavior. Though I do not pretend to know enough about your situation to make suggestions, just an idea in case it might help: Can you take the custody issue back to court to give grandma a little less "say"? Given the facts about her behavior maybe you have a chance? Always be the first to 'give in' when the son is present, and only discuss things when he is not around ...A "tug-a-war" means two parties involved; don't let it reach that point before backing down to save face for the child, and call authorities if necessary.
Keep your chin up and just do what you can to make him feel like he comes first!

Kristy - posted on 09/03/2009

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The child is my 13 year old step son; the 3rd person is his maternal Grandma who has shared legal custody with his father.

It was during his father’s court parenting time and they share all educational/extra-curricular decision making.

We had the boy in group n individual counseling programs with the school social worker n psychologist. But Grandma pulled the plug. Wants Dad to pay for private counseling of her choosing. She doesn’t want the school involved, or anything on the boy’s record.

Jennifer - posted on 09/02/2009

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My heart goes out to you and your little one.



My first inclination is to get as many witnesses and supportive people that may have been on the scene (and willing to step up). If that happened in my classroom, I'd be OBLIGATED BY MY JOB to report all involved to Child Protective Services. The line is drawn when someone puts their hands on the child in a hostile manner~it becomes an abuse/legal matter.



You're not alone. Try to stay strong for your child...they didn't ask for or deserve this. Talk about stealing what should have been a proud moment for the child....

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