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Did I do the right thing about other pupil?

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Noseynoonoo Fri 13-Sep-13 10:32:29

DD, in Yr 2, struggled to sleep last night because another child told her in class about a newspaper article about a girl who went off with a stranger and was then murdered. Lovely.

The context is that DD was usually paired with this other girl last year and DD's work was regularly disrupted and the other girl dominated their work.

This morning I had a very brief word with the teacher. I said DD had had a sleepless night due to what the other girl told her. I added that DD's work was disrupted last year by this girl and we'd appreciate it being managed better this year. That is all I said. Teacher nodded in that enigmatic way that they have.

Was this too much. too little? I don't want her to think I am 'one of those parents'.

BuggedByJake Fri 13-Sep-13 10:37:36

I think you have said enough for now, just see how it goes.
I suppose there is not alot the teacher can do about the girl telling other kids scary stories but I would hope her parents get told about it.
Hope your dd is ok, not a good start to the new term sad

Noseynoonoo Fri 13-Sep-13 10:53:57

Thank you for the vote of support!

Periwinkle007 Fri 13-Sep-13 11:07:41

I think that sounds fair enough.

your child was scared by what the other girl told her and she has a history of being disrupted by her. You have let the teacher know and left it to her to try and stop the girl being disruptive and also it means perhaps the teacher can address the issue of stranger danger/the girl telling people things they may not be ready to hear yet etc.

sounds a normal responsible parent reaction to me.

Fuzzymum1 Fri 13-Sep-13 15:20:55

I think what you said was entirely appropriate. I hope your daughter sleeps better tonight and gets some peace at school.

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