Schyla - posted on 04/21/2011 ( 31 moms have responded )
The other day I was droping my daughter off at Headstart I was helping her with her morning work when another child in the class started running all over the class room (ya know that crazy out of control type running) WITH SCISSORS!!! (I kid you not the kid had a set of sharp pointed scissors and was running with them!) Now I know the teacher keeps only safety scissors and she keeps them up and these were not the scissors she uses and keeps up as well so they must have come from home. So the Mother of this little guy was still in the class and was doing nothing she kept halfheartedly saying stop running, stop running the teacher was occupied with another child who was upset and the teacher's assistant was in the bathroom with other kids helping them wash their hands so this little guy was in a dead run with these scissors and was headed right for my Daughter so I reached out warped my arm around him and took the scissors away and then let him go I said NOTHING to him I simply stopped him from hurting my child and himself or anyone else for that matter! I turned to help my daughter finish her work and was suddenly assaulted by this women (verbally not physically) She was yelling at me for touching her kid and going off on interfering nosy people stepping on her toes! and a whole bunch of bad words (In a class full of 4 and 5 year olds!) So I handed her the scissors and said alright next time I'll let him keep running and hurt himself and someone else because that sure makes more since then me stopping him when you couldn't be bothered to and I walked away. I have never believed in disciplining someone else child and I didn't feel that I did that I was only looking out for the safety of my child and this child and all the other kids in the class. I didn't lose my cool nor do I feel her anger was warranted as I never even said anything to the kid and I wasn't forceful when I took the scissors away. How should I have handled this?