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Am I the only HE'er who is glad that the others have gone back to school?

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singingmum Mon 03-Sep-07 10:19:54

Having watched the behaviour of local school children over the hols,I am so happy that they are no longer going to be running riot on the streets all day while their parents let them cause havoc.I know that not all parents let their ds's run riot but a large majority have this summer on this estate and personally I'd like to kill them.Harsh I know,but we've had bored dc's everywhere and have suffered from bullying to our dc's and also damage to our fencingangry.I'm sick of parents(and it's a couple of families inparticular who are responsible)letting this happen.It's as though they have switched off to their dc's behaviour or aren't used to dealing with it as they don't see them enough or something.
Ok so I know that some people will take offence but we have had bored dc's since the second week of the hols and I just am so glad that these dc's are now off the streets and finally will have something to keep their attention.
I'm not saying that all parents who send their dc's to school are like this but the estate I live on was so lovely until someone started letting houses to tenants that the council and others had evicted etc. and now we have to put up with the side effects of this.
Apologies to anyone who is interested in their children but why can't these parents get a handle on these dc's????
Rant over

earlgrey Mon 03-Sep-07 10:21:54


singingmum Mon 03-Sep-07 10:24:57

Sorry should read that the other Dc's have gone back to school.
I was shock at the behaviour of both the parents and their dc's.It's been a big problem for a lot of people on the estate

Doodledootoo Mon 03-Sep-07 10:28:57

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earlgrey Mon 03-Sep-07 10:28:57

SM, have you considered living in Bavaria? I've heard they have an excellent childcatcher there ....

expatinscotland Mon 03-Sep-07 10:35:21

Oooo, wait till all the PC, wooly ones get their hands on this thread!

Over to you, crowd.

pirategirl Mon 03-Sep-07 10:37:44

my immediate reaction was 'oh, dear' porr kids, bla bla, but I can see why you would be angered by the constant bad behaviour.

I am fortunate to live somewhere quite quiet, and I would be relived too. there are no answers to help with the overall lack of things to do, and I guess its hard for the parents of the bored kids too.

If its really bad, then i'd prob move.

Doodledootoo Mon 03-Sep-07 10:38:49

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expatinscotland Mon 03-Sep-07 10:39:40

FWIW, I've lived on an estate that was dire. I'd challenge anyone who called me judgemental or uncaring for not enjoying stepping over broken glass, dirty needles, vomit, blood, spit and dog crap every day to walk a mile in those shoes. For about a year or two.

Not to mention putting up with the noise, fires, fights, etc.

Isababel Mon 03-Sep-07 10:39:49

Oh well, not everybody can put up, gracefully, with antisocial behaviour and the parents prettending it is not happening.

pirategirl Mon 03-Sep-07 10:42:02

Thing is. looking at your heading you are really making a divide between home education and school schooling, that soemhow as a home educator you are going to be more relived that the kids are going back! I am delighted my child is going back, and am fed up of my noisy neighbours children too, and I am not a home educator iyswim?

Mhamai Mon 03-Sep-07 10:42:35

Passes singingum a hardhat. Feck ya expat your post made me hide my wooly yoke under the sofa! grin

expatinscotland Mon 03-Sep-07 10:42:44

It's always the loudest 'hug a hoodie' brigader who has never had to live with extreme anti-social behaviour as a constant threat/reality.

expatinscotland Mon 03-Sep-07 10:43:15

Irish people can't be wooly. Or win Jo Malone products, Mhamai .

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 03-Sep-07 10:43:57

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LucyJones Mon 03-Sep-07 10:45:20

I am glad school kids have gone back too.
Nothing to do with home ed'ing though.
It just makes town a nicer place to be... and quieter too, for us mum's with preschoolers. I can take my two to Pizza Hut without having to queue out into the street now.
I have to say I feel a bit envious of all you lot who have kids of school age to go back!

SSSandy2 Mon 03-Sep-07 10:45:39

The holidays are long. I think some kind of good quality organised, structural care wouldn't be a bad thing but I suppose there will always be the problem of how to pay for it.

We're overseas. Have to say I was shock the other day reading the ticker tape messages on the bottom of the TV screen - the young lad shot in Liverpool by other dc, series of boys stabbed in London etc Did wonder if things in the UK aren't getting worse than they used to be? Dunno if that's the case though.

Do think it's a sign though that something needs to be done differently for the dc. Not that I know the answers.

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 03-Sep-07 10:46:09

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expatinscotland Mon 03-Sep-07 10:46:16

I think if I were you, the answer would be to remain overseas, SSS wink.

LucyJones Mon 03-Sep-07 10:46:46

there are play schemes around but like you say, they cost money. Don't know if they are subsidised in poorer areas though

Mhamai Mon 03-Sep-07 10:46:53

Expat, I'm forty tomorrow so maybe MN will let me enter this time. <hint hint> grin

expatinscotland Mon 03-Sep-07 10:47:47

Yer auld

DH tells me that all the time - I'm 6.5 years older.

Mhamai Mon 03-Sep-07 10:48:10

Sorry for hi jacking again but expat are Jo Malone products not make up?

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 03-Sep-07 10:49:06

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expatinscotland Mon 03-Sep-07 10:50:37

No, they are bath products and overpriced candles and such.

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