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These Children Are Our Future?!?

It might be best for me not to go into the halls when I pick-up my 6th grader. I'm finding it more and more difficult to brush off the nastiness of Middle School age children. Nasty I tell ya'!

Our school has been adding grades for the last 4 years. We were a K - 5 but each year a grade has been added to make us a K - 8. And I'm happy about that, it's just that the school administration doesn't seem to accept that the "precious children" they knew from Kindergarten have grown up to be vile kids.

Oh. I'm being a bit harsh. Not all of the kids are vile.

I feel like the cranky old lady who yells at kids to get off her lawn. I'm trying not to be hyper-sensitive to what is probably normal 'tween behavior. It's just that words that are directed at Teachers are disrespectful and a majority of the behavior that I see scares the crap out of me! These children are our future?!? Aye Carumba.

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15 comments:

  1. Amen! I've got three sons, 8,9&10...can we just arrange marriages?

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  2. I have 3 sons if Chantel's don't work out. It amazes me what children now think is normal behaviour or attitudes. I know when I was their age, I was a well there's a word but I was mild in comparison to what I see when I go to the school. What bothers me the most? is the parents that ignore the behaviour at the school. No one corrects in public, so it continues. :(

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  3. OMG!!! I KNOW what you mean.
    I drove a school bus briefly for some extra cash.. grades k-5 were fine, the high school kids, fine too. BUT the tween's ~ HOLY CRAP. They were the worst.

    I read somewhere that the burnout rate for school teachers of grade 7 and 8 is 6 times HIGHER than any other grade.

    I remember being that age ~ it wasn't pretty. LOL

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  4. At the end of 5th grade kids change. They become prepubescent hellions and have absolutely no business being in the same building as kindergarteners.

    And, yes, school administrators, especially DISTRICT admins, have their heads up their asses (if not up someone else's ass).

    *ahem* disgruntled former employee should probably stop talking now

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  5. At the end of 5th grade kids change. They become prepubescent hellions and have absolutely no business being in the same building as kindergarteners.

    And, yes, school administrators, especially DISTRICT admins, have their heads up their asses (if not up someone else's ass).

    *ahem* disgruntled former employee should probably stop talking now

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  6. I totally agree. It is crazy. I am glad my kids are past that age.

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  7. Its so true. Our middle school here is 6-8 and my oldest is in 6th. Some of the kids on our block who are in his grade are so obnoxious - he's not allowed to hang with them.

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  8. Around here a lot of parents put their kids in Catholic school from 6-8 and then let them rejoin the masses for high school. Nothing like a little fear of God to kick that attitude out of ya! : )

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  9. It's tough raising kids now a days. I have three myself and it's a miracle they are turning out so well. They go to a school with a lot of brats, er, I mean kids...who have too much money and too much time on their hands. That usually is a recipe for disaster. Just try to point out the obvious bad behavior and use it as a "what not to do" model. Good luck! I have a feeling your own kids are going to turn out great though--they clearly have a mother who cares!

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  10. Whether we like it or not, they are our future. But I think somehow they can make it work out.

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  11. aye carumba is right. enough said. i may night survive the teen years.

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  12. Mine are only three and one. I'm fearful.

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  13. The other day I sat at a table with a group of 10 teenagers that were strangers to me and all polite and civilized - it gave me hope for our future.

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