How do you deal with an unreasonable teacher
Created by Updated on May 04, 2012
My elder son is now 7 and is in standard II. He's a outgoing child and makes friends easily, but offlate i am noticing him to be cut off, quiet and even a little down in spirit. Having checked various aspects, the only one now left to find in more detail is about the super strict teacher at his school. He's told me sometime back that he's scared of his teacher. I am wondering so as to how to go about handling this situation..... any ideas?
| May 08, 2012
Dear Nitin , This is a very serious matter , our children are of utmost importance in our lives. Nothing can come in the way of their happiness. Pls have a word with the teacher and if need be even the principal of the school. Be direct and be clear , these matters can only be sorted if one is very direct and non emotional. I would say go ahead and address the issue now before it does more harm to your child.
| Aug 14, 2012
Bhavna is right, this is a very important matter. If a child is withdrawing from this natural self due to a person, it is imperative that you act on this. First thing will be to talk to your son. He has to know that he can share all his experiences and feelings with you or his mom. Communication doors have to be open all the time. That is of utmost importance, The next thing would be to talk to the teacher about your sons fear. Maybe the teacher will change in time. If that does not work, maybe you should approach the head mistress/ principal and have a discussion about it. Mental health of kids get affected by things like peer pressure, bad teachers, bullying, abuse of any kind... this needs to be addressed and stopped to ensure our kids grow up to be happy healthy individuals.
| Aug 14, 2012
I met the teacher over the last weekend, seems all is well from what she told me, but not from what i heard from my child. am meeting the principal this friday, going to take this up seriously. although she is doing a lil better but then sill like you both have said, i want to be sure...