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    Politics.ie Member seanmoylantd's Avatar
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    Default I want to keep my 9 year old home sometimes.

    I recently tested my child's arithmetic and was shocked to find he din't know simple sums and the difference between addition and subtraction.
    So,being a good old Irish Mammy,I grabbed him by the ear ,and kept him at the books until he was doing some pages of maths by himself successfully.
    Now I kept him home from school that day ,because I needed a good block of time to nag and coerce and teach him .He is adroit at using his siblings ,his Daddy ,his Granny,the domestic routine to disengage from unpleasant tasks.This was important.I needed him to myself.

    I was successful.I was very pleased with the result.I wrote the teacher and explained why my child was absent .I wrote I wanted to keep him home,one day weekly ,to tutor him myself.

    The teacher told me it was not allowed .

    What are my rights here? How many days can a child miss?Who is notified ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanmoylantd View Post
    The teacher told me it was not allowed
    You may find that effectively accusing the teacher of incompetence results in the 'rules' being applied strictly.

    Just say he's sick.

    Edit: and, after 4/5 years at school, was this really the first time you asked if he'd learned anything?

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    He's your kid-do what you think's best by him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanmoylantd View Post
    I recently tested my child's arithmetic and was shocked to find he din't know simple sums and the difference between addition and subtraction.
    So,being a good old Irish Mammy,I grabbed him by the ear ,and kept him at the books until he was doing some pages of maths by himself successfully.
    Now I kept him home from school that day ,because I needed a good block of time to nag and coerce and teach him .He is adroit at using his siblings ,his Daddy ,his Granny,the domestic routine to disengage from unpleasant tasks.This was important.I needed him to myself.

    I was successful.I was very pleased with the result.I wrote the teacher and explained why my child was absent .I wrote I wanted to keep him home,one day weekly ,to tutor him myself.

    The teacher told me it was not allowed .

    What are my rights here? How many days can a child miss?Who is notified ?
    You tested your child at 9 ?

    When did they start school ? Have you been to P/T meetings ? This should've been spotted by now within the school..... I'd imagine they'll tell you to do it in the evenings and the weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    You may find that effectively accusing the teacher of incompetence results in the 'rules' being applied strictly.

    Just say he's sick.

    Edit: and, after 4/5 years at school, was this really the first time you asked if he'd learned anything?

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    Send him to school you lazy cnvt

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    Well said otto. Thats exactly what i was thinking as well.
    Сохранить Украины

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgellons View Post
    He's your kid-do what you think's best by him.
    Don't encourage stupidity

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    if you keep him at home, you will be brought up to court and fined and the social services will become involved and you dont want that

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    Its only a guess but does this little fella spend a lot of time posting on this very website?
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