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CatNotGot Wed 27-May-20 05:28:48

Why parents making lockdown last longer because they won't send their kids to school?!

When shops and stuff open on 15th I'm sure you will be taking your children to local shopping centre but you won't be sending them to school ?
But let's go stand in line for primark and touch everything in there ?
Let's walk through the busy shopping centre ?

Unless you have stayed in this whole time, then you need send your children back to school simple
Life needs to start again! Don't need the summer off

Social distancing in most towns is impossible even when everything was shut god knows what it gonna be like once everywhere open

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stuckindoors77 Wed 27-May-20 05:43:13

There are an awful lot of threads on this already, but basically each parent has the right to choose whether to send their child to school or not and that's as it should be. We're all on a different journey through this and nobody should be made to feel guilty either way.
It sounds more like you're irritated in advance because you want to go shopping and there will be children in your way?

ChablisandCrisps Wed 27-May-20 05:48:49

I dont think that is what the OP means at all, I think she is calling out the hypocrisy of some parents who say that they wont send their children to be "Guinea pigs" at school but happily take them in shops, garden centres etc. I agree its personal choice, but choice for many is not really literal- it means school or leaving their job because quite rightly their employer won't pay them to not come in when childcare and school is open again.

SpiritEssence Wed 27-May-20 05:51:38

I agree the amount of kids running about the supermarket and touching things and the parents not concerned makes me laugh. Yet they moan about sending there kids back to school. Only reason they probably moaning is they dont want to get up early to do the school run.

DamnYankee Wed 27-May-20 06:07:43

The CDC has already said the virus does not transmit on surfaces as easily as they thought.
www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0522-cdc-updates-covid-transmission.html

I haven't seen a lot of children running around touching things.

Landlubber2019 Wed 27-May-20 06:11:03

they dont want to get up early to do the school run

> This grin

ChablisandCrisps Wed 27-May-20 06:21:50

The message I get from the staff and 50% of parents from our local primary is that they are loving being at home and don't want to go back to work so are persuading employers to let them stay furloughed or work from home until September. Good luck to them but I can't see it happening. Working from home with children present pre-covid was a big no no and was only permitted because nurseries and schools closed. Once they re-open I imagine the vast majority of employers will expect their staff to make other arrangements for childcare so that parents can fully commit to the job they are paid to do.

Treaclepie19 Wed 27-May-20 06:36:30

Because its not just about the virus? It's also about the fact school won't resemble normal school. My son isn't able to go back anyway but if he was then he wouldn't cope with different teacher/different room/much fewer toys.

Magicbabywaves Wed 27-May-20 06:39:58

There’ll be loads of people mooching about with their kids. It’s already happening.

TW2013 Wed 27-May-20 06:48:00

How do you know it will be the same people? In my experience it is the people who aren't bothered who are out and about. Besides my dc aren't wanted in school for one of them in ks3 we have been told September. I will not ban her from shopping till September just because school won't let her return.

Florabella Wed 27-May-20 06:53:52

How do you know this? The shops aren't even open yet. People who keep their children home from school may have no intention of taking the to non essential ships. Even if they did perhaps they feel that they will be able to ensure their children social distance when they are supervising them, more than in a class and in a playground.

tiredanddangerous Wed 27-May-20 06:54:18

I’m not sure it’s the parents fault that schools are only open to key worker children confused

SnuggyBuggy Wed 27-May-20 06:59:41

I think the issue for many is that the regime at school has changed sometimes to the point where it won't be much better than them staying at home doing their school work. It's not your place to tell these parents what to do.

Epigram Wed 27-May-20 07:01:20

I may be wrong but I think most people will send their kids back to school when it comes down to it.

CatNotGot Wed 27-May-20 07:01:46

You say your child won't cope ?

Nothing going to change in September
Classes sizes will be different few toys and teachers etc it something you have to teach your children is the new normal

I'm sure your child cope well being out and about mixing with other people etc

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CatNotGot Wed 27-May-20 07:04:10

So is it because parents don't wanna go back to work ? They want the time off because they can't get child care because the refuse to send their kids to school so can spend all summer in parks while parents drink and lay in

I really hope government stop furlough pay because when council tax and everything else goes up in price sure parents will be moaning then

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SnuggyBuggy Wed 27-May-20 07:07:05

No one has to do anything to please you.

Treaclepie19 Wed 27-May-20 07:07:54

@CatNotGot no, september will be different. Either I will homeschool him (im an early years teacher and he's doing well) or he will be expecting a change of teacher in September anyway so it won't be as much of a shock. No I won't be sending him to reception with minimal resources allowed and sitting at desks. That is not conducive to learning.

Treaclepie19 Wed 27-May-20 07:09:07

But reading your replies I'm pretty sure my answer won't satisfy your "lazy parent" agenda anyway. Enjoy your day 👍

Chrisinthemorning Wed 27-May-20 07:10:19

Not every year is going back so lots of people have no choice, School is still closed.
If you have more than one child in different years it would be difficult to send one back and not others.
I doubt it’s so they can go to Primark confused

Ylvamoon Wed 27-May-20 07:17:31

I don't think I have a choice but send DC to school, even if it's reduced hours, social distancing and alien environment.
Kids are more resilient than anyone on MN gives them credit for. The sooner they learn about the new normal the better they will get on in life.

majesticallyawkward Wed 27-May-20 07:20:40

@CatNotGot there are so many threads on this already why you felt the need to start a new one rather than read any one of them is beyond me.

It's every parents choice and you claiming it's because they don't want to work and are lazy is extraordinarily ignorant.
First off, only 3 year groups are able to go back to start with, the teachers generally don't want schools to reopen yet, it's not a certainty that they will reopen next week and some schools have said they won't reopen regardless. The ones that do will be unrecognisable for the children.

Why do you assume everyone is going to rush out to primark and shopping centres with their children? Furlough has been extended for those who need it, whether that be for childcare or because their workplace is unable to reopen doesn't matter.

My daughter, and many from her reception class won't be going back next week because what the school has proposed will not provide a familiar experience for them and the stress of the measures proposed would be upsetting for the children. Why put them through it for a short time when they can wait until September and return when either the plans will have been refined and be less alien or measures relaxed more. there is not a force on earth will stop my dd and her friends hugging, I'd rather they weren't constantly reprimanded for it.

Sinuhe Wed 27-May-20 07:20:45

@CatNotGot wow who has upset you this morning?
Go and have a glass of wine and enjoy the sunshine!

Blownaway1 Wed 27-May-20 07:22:03

If you had seen the detail about what their school day will look like you wouldn’t be sending your reception/ year 1 child either! My 6 year old will not be going back to sit at a desk for most of the day. No shared books, no resources out, no group work, eating lunch at desk, designated play areas. Different classroom, different teacher, different drop off and pick up times and places. Maybe not even in a single age bubble. Movement away from desk strictly limited. All this change for them to be following the same home learning they will be sending home. Might as well just do the work at home. They best come up with a better plan by September because our school asked parents to reconsider whether we wanted to send them because they can’t meet demand basically. And that’s with 3 year groups in.

THATscurryfungeBITCH Wed 27-May-20 07:22:53

My dc haven't been in a shop since March

They won't be going back to school in June as they haven't all been asked back and from what i have read those that are going back will not be at an advantage educationally anyway. It is being largely reported that schools are returning as childcare. Which i do not need

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