Does anyone else's children have the 'no contact' rule at their school?
Friday morning, my son was hugging his friend and a teacher (not his) walked past and told him off for *that* kind of behaviour. I got into an argument with her because I said it was just a hug and she told me that I'm well aware that my DS has been in detention for fighting and *that* type of behaviour isn't allowed as we have a no contact rule at the school. (Note that when she says *that* she full on looks down to my DS with a disgusted look). Then just as she explained this a girl came up and hugged her, so I told her no hugging at school please its the rules. She said its different for the teachers. I said oh right, double standards, I see. She ended up snapping at me "You wouldn't know, you don't teach him (DS)" I said "NO. I just LIVE with him"
that's the short version. She turned her back and went and spoke to my DS teacher while staring at me. I asked DS teacher "please don't tell me DS has been getting detention for HUGGING?" she said no and she didn't understand what the other teacher was on about.
I had the principle ring and talk to me. She said the teacher had no right talking to me that way, but it is the rule. So I told her it was very condescending to say that why hugging another student herself, she said that family is a special case. (They come from a 'bad' type of family with child protection involved and the kids are very naughty, I know from being witness and talking to the mother myself)
Again, that's the short version.
Is this school the only one that has this rule? Its funny though, I see plenty of girls hugging in the morning and not one teacher bats an eye lid, but because my son (like a lot of kids) likes to rough house, he is being singled out and made to feel that hugging is wrong? I saw the whole thing and i told the principle that if she asks the other mother involved, she would know I have brought both boys up when its been rough, but this time was just a hug.
My DS told me that the teachers were lying and he wasn't fighting like they said, but i told him that teachers don't lie. NOW I'm not too sure and I feel bad for ignoring my son.