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    Default Teacher bringing in soft drink for students

    I am a teacher too - and have been in the game a long time. Personally, I wouldn't choose soft drink as a reward - maybe a game at the end of the day. Like a previous poster has said - she may be a younger teacher, who knows. I guess I'm just defensive of teachers and get tired of people jumping up and down when there are much better ways to go about things then flying off the handle. We're all on the same side, and have our students'/ your child's best interests at heart. Sure we may make decisions sometimes that in hindsight are not the best, but that's something for the teacher to reflect on and change for the next time. Not to get jumped on and judged by a heap of adults.

    People aren't quick to judge doctors and lawyers etc like they do teachers. Just gets me frustrated.
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    She's an older teacher . In her 50s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Oh my cripes, it's soft drink, not poison!!
    It may as well be!

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    Do your kids ever go to their friends houses and do you know exactly what they eat / drink there?

    I understand that we all want the best for our kids. They will be exposed to junk food throughout their lives and I think it's best that they understand it's ok to have a little sometimes so they less likely to go off the rails on junk when they are older and making their own food choices.

    The teacher sounds like they are putting effort into their job and going above and beyond.

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    I think its not the best idea and a friendly email suggesting if a change could be done. Would be a ok thing to do. Certainly ranting and raving and threatening to change schools actually weakens your argument Imo.

    I wouldn't make a big deal myself but I would clarify that it would be a once of thing.

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    Ok then.

    Thanks everyone. Guess I was overreaching

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    Meh wouldn't bother me in the slightest. It's a glass of soft drink I don't believe in being obsessive and controlling with food, it just makes it taboo. Kids need to learn self control and self moderation.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDrakeRamoray View Post
    Can't believe people are actually ok with it. The kids aren't even allowed to bring soft drink to school for recess and lunch at this school so why is a teacher allowed to provide it for young kids?!

    Ridiculous!!

    And I do have a right to be ticked off!!
    I think you are overreacting. If you are that against your child having any, just send a note asking she not have it. Refusing to send her to school or complaining is OTT imo. You can't micro manage every single thing, sometimes you just need to pick your battles. Complain if your child is being bullied and nothing is being done or her teacher is teaching racism. Making a huge deal out of some soft drink is silly when it can simply be solved with a note.

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    We don't have soft drink at home. But I don't mind if the kids have it on occasion. It's not something I would get worked up over. I was denied all junk food when I was young and I'm slightly traumatised by the experience.

    But taking a child out of school over this... that seems a little dramatic. Maybe sending a note or having a little chat with the teacher about your child's diet might be more appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Meh wouldn't bother me in the slightest. It's a glass of soft drink I don't believe in being obsessive and controlling with food, it just makes it taboo. Kids need to learn self control and self moderation.



    I think you are overreacting. If you are that against your child having any, just send a note asking she not have it. Refusing to send her to school or complaining is OTT imo. You can't micro manage every single thing, sometimes you just need to pick your battles. Complain if your child is being bullied and nothing is being done or her teacher is teaching racism. Making a huge deal out of some soft drink is silly when it can simply be solved with a note.
    I had kids in school for over 18 years now. You definitely want the teachers and administration on your side when big things happen and believe me they will at some stage. Be aware of how you talk to and treat them over the small things so they remember when you need them to go into battle for you and your kid.

    A friendly I appreciate the fact that you going above and beyond with this reward party but I can please ask that you rethink the soft drink as party of school policy on food. El the traffic light system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    We don't have soft drink at home. But I don't mind if the kids have it on occasion. It's not something I would get worked up over. I was denied all junk food when I was young and I'm slightly traumatised by the experience.

    But taking a child out of school over this... that seems a little dramatic. Maybe sending a note or having a little chat with the teacher about your child's diet might be more appropriate.
    My exH was not allowed any junk food at all ever (unless he sneaked it) and he has no stop button. For soft drink, lollies etc etc there is just no stopping him. He eats until he feels sick. Once he starts he eats until whatever junk food is in front of him has gone. He and I talked when the kids were little and decided that we would never out right ban junk food. So I don't have usually soft drink in the house (reformed coca cola addict) unless we have a party, same with other junk food, but the kids can have some if we have it here and I never limit it at a party or elsewhere.


 
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