A tired preschool teacher lashes out at parents of “mean kids” who ignore their children’s “bad” behavior or consider it “normal.”
On Reddit, the 40-year-old teacher shared a photo of her trashed classroom, claiming the mess was caused by a three-and-a-half-year-old in the middle of a massive tantrum.
The photo shows toys all over the floor – with bathtubs overturned, leaving the shelves empty.
“The parents insist that the child’s behavior is not the problem,” fumes the teacher.
And hundreds of people were at their side.
A tired preschool teacher lashes out at parents of “naughty” children who ignore their children’s “bad” behavior or consider it “normal.”
“Damn king makes me furious that one child could deprive my own son of the right to education and a safe environment,” fumed one parent.
“Just knowing that there are stupid parents like this is so depressing. Poor kids, that’s why people grow up all screwed up and stupid. Dumb parents make stupid kids and that’s sad because none of them know how miserable and sad existence is,” added another.
“I used to teach preschool and kindergarten and if a kid did something like that, everything would stop until they cleaned it all up. No class. No lunch. No going home,” said a third.
Others, who claimed to work in the childcare sector, said “kids like that” should be banned from classrooms.
“I am a speech therapist in a nursery school. “Peer model” classes are fine most of the time, but when there’s a kid like this, it screws everything up. The kids are terrified, the other SPED kids don’t have good role models, and the teacher just wants to die. I think kids like this need one-on-one teaching and shouldn’t be around other kids except during recess and snack time,” said another.
Others said they would “see this child go to jail later” if the parents didn’t “wake up.”
But some said it looked like a classroom management problem and asked what the teacher missed for the child to have such a reaction.
“Reddit loves to blame parents because it’s easy and many don’t know any better. And some parents just had wonderful, attentive children and continue to think the worst of other parents,” one mother said.
“I want to know how many things this teacher missed. This doesn’t happen by chance – things have to escalate to get to this point,” said another.
A kindergarten teacher showed empathy towards both teacher and child – and said the consequences seemed “brutal”.
“Kids need a lot of toys, but you have A LOT,” she said.
“If you limit the amount of stuff available, even when kids are going crazy, whether through a tantrum or in a good mood, it’s still possible to clean up. So you can sit back and let them run wild, stress-free.
Photos show toys all over the floor – with bathtubs overturned, leaving shelves empty.
This isn’t the first critical post made by the teacher who also slammed people for assuming children couldn’t “hurt” a person.
“I’m 4 feet 11 inches tall and I’ve had 5-year-olds who came up to my chin and a 7-year-old who could look me in the eye,” she said.
She said her head was hit with metal bottles, causing damage.
“We had a tantrum last year, and she could destroy things in seconds. Trampling on toys, tearing up books, biting markers and pencils, hanging on doorknobs, tearing squishy toys or toys in half.
“Children are not innocent lambs. They become mad, vengeful, jealous, etc. and will very deliberately hurt someone,” she added.
In another post, she criticized a teacher who criticized a colleague for banning children from their classes for “bad behavior.”
“I highly doubt that your evil colleague is out to get boys and is actively looking for ways to get them into trouble,” she said.
“It seems to me she chooses the kids because she has a backbone, especially with the administration. Instead of hiring more people one-on-one or something actually helpful for the kids, the admin hands them over to you because you turn around.
The angry post attracted thousands of comments.