Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Kindergarten Bully's Mom

Khalil is doing much better at school. He is still having some problems but he is trying so much harder to be nice and he even comes to see me every day. I love having him in class because of his new attitude.

Yesterday I got a surprise when I met Khalil's mom for the first time. Earlier this year I wrote her a note about her son's unacceptable behavior, so when I introduced myself, she started apologizing for him. I said to her, "Oh, Khalil is doing much better. He is trying so hard to behave in my class and he even comes to see me every morning to say, 'hello' and he tells me that he is gonna have a good day. I love his new attitude. He is one of my FAVORITE kids at this school."

Khalil's mom looked me in the eye and said, "No one has EVER said that about my son. Thank you."

Sometimes a little praise can go a long way.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe you lied right to her face. Were you able to keep a straight face when she walked off? Why do you try to suck up to the kids moms, was she hot or something?
just kidding.
How often do most parents come by to visit the school?
Folks like to hear good things about thier kids.
Plus if you are on thier good side, they will always take your side if the kid comes home with a problem about something you might have done to them.

Mr.Bowers said...

Sometimes I will teach a kid for five years and never meet the parent. Amazing. Whenever I call a parent because of something bad the kid has done i usually try to start off with something positive before I drop the bad stuff on them.