Whoops this could be long...
Just after any thoughts, ideas etc....
My DD is 8 and has just started year 3 had a little incident with her teacher this morning which has left me sad and a little concerned.
What had happened was DD spent the weekend at her Dads which is well over an hours drive away. She took with her a homework sheet that was meant to be completed over the weekend. Well I picked her up last night and her Dad had forgotten it or something, anyway it was not with her.
She was upset about it but there was not a lot we could do today about it. She seemed okay this morning about telling her teacher but as soon as she saw the teacher she asked me to talk to the teacher.
So instead of the teacher listening she called DD over and said "Do you have something to tell me". At which time my DD burst into tears . Anyway she then said to DD "Well off you go and compose yourself and you can tell me later".
She then ushered myself and DP out the door. She asked what DD needed to tell her, so we relayed what had happened.
She then said sorry if I offended you with the way I handled this but I am trying to teach them resilience as they are in year 3 now and it is a lot different to year 2. The teacher also asked if DD was scared off her. Well DD was not....after this that may change.
DD has gone through traumatic events in the last couple of years (some of you may remember from previous posts) and since then is so scared of doing something wrong and is ultra sensitive to tone and body language.
Anyway the teacher did not want us to go in and say goodbye So I left with her crying at her desk in the classroom. I am now sitting at home wanting to go and pick her up
So how do I teach her that it is okay for things like this to happen, and most of all that as long as she does her best that is what matters. As for the homework I don't think she should be getting it on the weekend in any case (but that is another thread).