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    Changing schools is probably going to affect your child more then a cup of soft drink, but each to their own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDrakeRamoray View Post
    Don't worry I will be sending a note saying how appalled I am!

    And I won't be sending her to school on Friday.

    Might look into a Steiner school where they don't allow junk!!
    I am the biggest advocate for healthy eating and as I mentioned it's not my ideal scenario either but I also want DS to learn how to self regulate and know what's healthy and what's not and of course enjoy party time with his friends! So as much as I'd love to say no I wouldn't ( just make sure it's not a regular school thing) so maybe just tell your DD she can't drink it and let her go and enjoy the celebration?

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    I think it's a one off occasion and not really worth the angst. But if you feel that strongly about it just send a note explaining why you would prefer your child not to have it. If I was that teacher though I would be a bit hurt to think my one off special treat is causing a drama. And I don't feel your child will appreciate being made to feel stupid in front of the class . JMO.

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    We don't have soft drink at home but I wouldn't be bothered. . . It's a party not an everyday thing.

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    And to celebrate because they all finish their homework on time?! Really?

    Isn't that what they are supposed to be doing?
    To me celebrations are in order when you go above and beyond. Not when you meet target...
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    Personally, as a teacher, I wouldn't give soft drink as a reward. But I really don't think it's that bad. They sell 'LOL' drinks at our school canteen which is fizzy juice apparently. Not sure how healthy it is though. Probably not much healthier than soft drink.

    I'd just have a casual chat with the teacher about it and let her know your concerns rather than taking a negative approach immediately. A note can often come across much harsher than the writer intended.

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    So your going to make her miss a day of learning because of a can of soft drink she wont be drinking?

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    I'm a teacher and mother. It would actually annoy me. It really does go against so much of what we try to teach and instil each day... I ask in my end of year parties that no soft drink or pre-packed juice get sent along.

    Is this a younger teacher? I just get the feeling that it's just a bit of a not overly thought out idea (like someone said above, teachers a generally under fire for everything they do so you get to the point after a few years in the job where you overthink every usually simple decision 😕). I personally would have a quick chat to the teacher simply saying that I don't really the thought of my child having it so could she please just watch that they don't sneak some on the day. I think you could find this might send him/her into "teacher overthink" and then change their mind.

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    Please excuse all spelling and grammar errors above-I have a child snatching at my phone lol

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    Oh my cripes, it's soft drink, not poison!!

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