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    My children get just as much excitement out of choosing and/or making something for me as I do in receiving it. They do have a charity tin and the children can choose to put their change in their AFTER they've bought from the Mother's Day stall if they so wish. I would be upset if they guilted them into giving the whole lot with no heads up to the parents. I would give her another $5 to get something.

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    I'd be talking to the teacher and/or principal.

    You've given your children money to take to school for a specific purpose and this person has manipulated them into giving it towards something else. Obviously the kids would have been given instructions that the money was only for the mothers day stall (not for the tuckshop!) so there's been some convincing and manipulating in getting the kids to give the money to her.

    I also don't agree with just one teacher collecting for charity. Who's to say the money is even going to go the charity? If the school wants to fundraise for a charity (which is fine and awesome) then make a school wide thing with parents awareness.

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    How unfair for your daughter, I used to love buying mum a gift all on my own as a child.
    It would be a different thing if the whole school did it.
    I would give your daughter another $5 to shop with.
    I would also be demanding a receipt for tax deduction.

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    I'm going to give her $5 tomorrow to go out with DH. At the moment she's quite happy sitting down designing a mothers day menu with her sister.

    I really don't want to come across as a scrooge. I would definitely have been happy for her to donate if it was an informed donation. And if she had come out happy and pleased with what she did, but she really wasn't.

    Thanks for all your advice and kind words. She's a lovely kid and I think it was a lovely gesture but one she wasn't fully informed of the outcome- no change of her money to spend.

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    They never should have asked them for the money before going to the stall...they should have asked them if they wanted to donate any change they had.

    Hugs for your DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandlsmum View Post
    I really don't want to come across as a scrooge. I would definitely have been happy for her to donate if it was an informed donation. And if she had come out happy and pleased with what she did, but she really wasn't.
    It's not about being a scrooge. It's about someone taking money from your child without your permission.

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    I would be ropeable.

    It not about donating to a charity it is about a person in a position of power pressuring a child to do giving up their money for something different than the parent had sent the money in for. Imo she stole their money because she used her postition of power.

    I am all for fund raising and teaching our children about giving. Imo she actually did the opposite. Just look at how the child's feels about the donation.


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    When $$ are brought to school for one purpose then that is what is for. The TA is really out of line about doing this with kids..especially young primary school aged kids who are really impressionable and most likely unable to say no. I'd be very upset that this occurred.
    As a teacher, I would never have allowed a TA to do this. Ever.
    I think you should very politely approach the teacher or deputy/principal about what occurred. The TA should be told by her employer that is not okay so it never happens again.

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    I can see why the kids would be upset but I'd use this as an opportunity to teach my child to not sweat the small stuff.

    It's really not that big a problem and it'd be good to teach the kids (and parents) to step back and realise it's not that big a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    I would be ropeable.
    This. Not on at all!!


 

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