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Old 04-29-08, 11:29 AM
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As I was typing up my last post I received a call from Hannah's teacher. Hannah had said f*ck and classmates at her table had heard her say it. Hannah was questioned and said she didn't but then came clean and said she did. So her teacher called me to let me know and to also let me talk to Hannah. I asked Hannah if she said it and she said she didn't, that someone else had. I asked why the kids would blame her and she said she didn't know. A part of me wanted to believe that she was telling me the truth but the teacher wouldn't call me if there is any doubt that Hannah had said it. After asking a few more times Hannah told me she did say it. She didn't tell me why just that she said it. I am more upset that she lied to then her actually saying it. We will be dealing with that this afternoon. She also has to apologize to her teacher for lying to her and for saying the F word and apologize to her classmates for saying it.

I'm upset with her, but I think more mad at myself for her catching me say it sometime throughout the day and then taking it to school.

What would you did in this situation?
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Old 04-29-08, 12:35 PM
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I would sit her down and tell her that you are more upset that she lied to you, and that she needs to take responsibility for what she says and does. and make it clear to her that thoose are not the kind of words kids should be saying even if they hear aduls saying it (weather it was you or a stranger at the store)
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Old 04-29-08, 03:48 PM
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The word, while unacceptable, isn't as big to me as lying.

I think you're doing what I would do- I'd probably also take away tv/computer time for the evening.

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Old 04-29-08, 05:03 PM
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I'd have her apologize to her teacher, but not to the students. That would just embarrass her an make it into a bigger thing than it is. All kids use bad words once in a while - its part of growing up. I would just tell her its not a word a child should be using, and she shouldn't say it. If she continues then you get tougher with her.

As for lying to you, if she seems remorseful let it go. If not, then punish her in some way. I'd probably make Rachel go to her room for the evening.
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Old 04-29-08, 05:23 PM
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I would explain that lying is not ok, and that the word is an innaporpriate word to use...
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