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Vanburen1972

Spokane, MO

#1 Feb 25, 2013
I personally think the school board made a mistake renewing the super's contract. Our kids need someone with experience!!!!
Concerned Parent

Sparta, MO

#2 Feb 25, 2013
I 100% agree with you! My child has a social/learning disability. He is very young and can read, write, & count. He is very smart! But, he isnt getting the much needed special Edution time where things are calmer and he isnt a nervous wreck trying to watch and know everything that is going on around him. My child is a very sweet boy, but often gets in trouble, while its the other children bullying him! He got pushed off one of the playsets on the playground one day, my friend witnessed it happen, and my son got in trouble, not the boy wh did it! They think just because he has a social disability he is always starting everything. The school was not like this what so ever before this super's take over! I would really like to see some chamges on bullying and student equality!!!!
guest

Branson, MO

#3 Feb 25, 2013
I totally agree that she sits around and just thinks of things to change whether they need to be changed or not and everyone just sits around and lets her do it.
Parent

Branson, MO

#4 Feb 26, 2013
Maybe you need to find out reasons for change instead of assuming. I do know a lot of changes have been for the students safety. And as a parent of a child in school, and the way the world is today, you can't be too safe! If something bad would happen, that's happens everyday at schools across the country, then you would be saying she should've made changes for students safety. This school needed change, organization and brought up to speed with today's world. It's not 1950 anymore!! Anyone in town before could walk right into our school and do whatever they wanted. I know that scares me having a child there. I want to know where i leave my child to get their education, that they are safe!! Give the woman a chance! That job has big shoes to fill and even tho I don't know her personally, she's doing everything she can for the students. If you think you could run a school district better go get your education and you do it. Until you know what all is involved with a sups position, don't judge them or assume you know what's going on. Go ask board members her reasoning for doing certain things, I'm sure they would answer your questions. But I can tell you, you won't get answers on a Topix board.
guest

Branson, MO

#5 Feb 26, 2013
Concerned Parent wrote:
They think just because he has a social disability he is always starting everything.
A social disability? Say what? Is this what they call bad parenting these days?

Sounds like your child has a problem all right, but the problem isn't at the school. You should try being a parent for a change. You child needs to learn discipline, and that actions have consequences, but no. You want to be your child's best friend and blame his inability to control himself on the schools, the teachers, the other kids, and everyone else except where the problem really comes from. Home.

Social disability my foot. Your kid is a spoiled brat with no self control who thinks he's entitled to do anything he wants and it's YOUR fault, not the school's.

Teach your child to behave and enforce consequences when he doesn't. Say NO once in a while.
Parent

Branson, MO

#6 Feb 26, 2013
I agree, school is there to give your child an education and to teach your children social skills. It isn't the schools responsibility to disipline our children and teach them right from wrong. That is our jobs as parents. Do not blame the school because your child has behavior problems. My child knows if he acts up at school, he is introuble at home. Never have had a problem. We also have taught him to respect other students and teachers. That is our job as a parent. Not the schools job. They aren't a babysitting service.
THE REPORTER

Ozark, MO

#7 Feb 26, 2013
guest wrote:
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A social disability? Say what? Is this what they call bad parenting these days?
Sounds like your child has a problem all right, but the problem isn't at the school. You should try being a parent for a change. You child needs to learn discipline, and that actions have consequences, but no. You want to be your child's best friend and blame his inability to control himself on the schools, the teachers, the other kids, and everyone else except where the problem really comes from. Home.
Social disability my foot. Your kid is a spoiled brat with no self control who thinks he's entitled to do anything he wants and it's YOUR fault, not the school's.
Teach your child to behave and enforce consequences when he doesn't. Say NO once in a while.
Very well stated "guest". But, you have to remember that at good old Van Buren, you don't have to be smart,or, play well with others. You just have to be able to dribble a basketball.
Dick Hern

Ozark, MO

#8 Feb 26, 2013
As a youngster ,I had a very bad habit of saying to my Mother,when told that I couldn't do something ,I would say "we 'll see" .
The last time I used those words,and it was the LAST time, I think I must have 12-14 she let me have it right across the mouth. God bless her,I owe her more than I ever was able to repay her.
Just trying to be a good citizen in her memory.
DH
factor

Fordland, MO

#9 Feb 27, 2013
in this town if you are not in a certain click, or a certain last name, or do not kiss ass you will go nowhere in this place.. most 2 faced town i know..really could use a total change..
river god

United States

#10 Feb 27, 2013
Na i didnt kiss any ass i turnd out just fine
Parent with knowledge

United States

#11 Feb 27, 2013
In reply to Guest and Parent, I would like to give a little education about Social Disability. It is just like a child having ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asberger's, etc. it is not caused from not getting enough discipline of whatever kind! It is not caused from mommy taking drugs! There is no reason why one child has it and another doesn't. Just thank God that your child is healthy and stop passing judgment on a child with health problems that you do not understand! If the child had cancer, you wouldn't be pointing fingers, would you?!! The difference is, you can see that someone has cancer and all you can see when someone has one of the above mentioned is the actions. People just ASSUME that the child is a bad child and that is rarely the case! Most of these children at home are very loving children! So try doing some research before making yourself look stupid next time!
Dick Hern

Ozark, MO

#12 Feb 27, 2013
Your points are well taken, however,most of the children are afflicted with the smart mouth,potty mouth disease , not as you state real medical problems. Exceptions do have to be made for special needs children.
DH
guest

Branson, MO

#13 Feb 27, 2013
Parent with knowledge wrote:
In reply to Guest and Parent, I would like to give a little education about Social Disability. It is just like a child having ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asberger's, etc. it is not caused from not getting enough discipline of whatever kind! It is not caused from mommy taking drugs! There is no reason why one child has it and another doesn't. Just thank God that your child is healthy and stop passing judgment on a child with health problems that you do not understand! If the child had cancer, you wouldn't be pointing fingers, would you?!! The difference is, you can see that someone has cancer and all you can see when someone has one of the above mentioned is the actions. People just ASSUME that the child is a bad child and that is rarely the case! Most of these children at home are very loving children! So try doing some research before making yourself look stupid next time!
Allow me educate YOU. Children with ADD, ADHD, Autism, etc. absolutely CAN learn appropriate behaviors. In conjunction with competent therapists, competent parents, and medication if needed, children with those disorders CAN learn to behave properly and function normally in society. It doesn't have anything to do with the teachers or the school. It has EVERYTHING to do with lazy parents who refuse to set boundaries, cave in to their little darling's every wish and whimper, and blame everyone else for the problems.

Allow me to also quote you directly from your other post:

"He is very smart! But, he isnt getting the much needed special Edution time"

Translation: My little darling is SPECIAL. It's the school's fault he can't behave.

"My child is a very sweet boy, but often gets in trouble, while its the other children bullying him"

Translation: My little darling is SPECIAL. It's the other kids' fault he can't behave.

"He got pushed off one of the playsets on the playground one day, my friend witnessed it happen, and my son got in trouble, not the boy wh did it! They think just because he has a social disability he is always starting everything."

Translation: My little darling is SPECIAL. He wouldn't share the swing and give someone else a turn so the other kids made him share. He got in trouble for not sharing, but it's the other kids' fault!

Let me tell you, "Parent who knows nothing" (you should call yourself parent who makes excuses) bad behavior begins and ends with the child's home life and bad parenting.

Stop making excuses for your little darling and start teaching him some manners, acceptable boundaries, and how to behave.

And while you're at it, stop being an enabler and get some therapy for yourself, too. And maybe some parenting classes. You sound like you need them.
Typical

United States

#14 Feb 27, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
A social disability? Say what? Is this what they call bad parenting these days?
Sounds like your child has a problem all right, but the problem isn't at the school. You should try being a parent for a change. You child needs to learn discipline, and that actions have consequences, but no. You want to be your child's best friend and blame his inability to control himself on the schools, the teachers, the other kids, and everyone else except where the problem really comes from. Home.
Social disability my foot. Your kid is a spoiled brat with no self control who thinks he's entitled to do anything he wants and it's YOUR fault, not the school's.
Teach your child to behave and enforce consequences when he doesn't. Say NO once in a while.
Very "VanBuren" of you, turning what could have been a legitimate topic into this. Please quit it with your facts, and translations. Because they could not be further from the truth. It is very easy to mouth when you do not have a clue. And it is quite obvious that you do not. Please leave this to the parents that care, and would like to see nothing but the best for their children.
cry baby

Tucker, GA

#15 Feb 27, 2013
factor wrote:
in this town if you are not in a certain click, or a certain last name, or do not kiss ass you will go nowhere in this place.. most 2 faced town i know..really could use a total change..
Then get the ;$&: out
guest

Branson, MO

#16 Feb 27, 2013
Typical wrote:
<quoted text> Very "VanBuren" of you, turning what could have been a legitimate topic into this. Please quit it with your facts, and translations. Because they could not be further from the truth. It is very easy to mouth when you do not have a clue. And it is quite obvious that you do not. Please leave this to the parents that care, and would like to see nothing but the best for their children.
Legitimate topic? And you say I'm clueless. What a laugh! My statements are exactly the truth because I'm quoting directly from the original posts.

You don't like my translations? Too bad because that's the truth, too.

Tell me miss know it all. Which licensed therapist diagnosed the "social disorder"? What medications have been prescribed? When was the last time mommy or daddy volunteered in the school to help little precious adapt?

I already know the answers - Nobody. None. And Never.

So much easier to create a child with behavior problems by not having and enforcing boundaries and then dump the off on the schools to deal with and then cry on an anonymous website about how terrible it is.

"My little precious has a 'social disorder' and it's the school's fault. It's the other kids' fault. It's everyone's fault but mine!"

School is not a daycare. It's a learning environment for ALL of the kids. If your little precious is disrupting everyone else's ability to learn it's all on you because you created the problem in the first place.

If you want your little precious to have extra special time, home school him or volunteer in the class. If you want your little precious to get along with the other kids, teach him to share and not be a spoiled brat.
guest

Hernando, MS

#17 Feb 27, 2013
I heard she decided to cancel senior trip and all other class trips. does anyone know if this is true????
Guest

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#18 Feb 28, 2013
She did not cancel senior trip just changed what they can do on their trip. They are no longer to spend the night together, but they can still go and do something.
Parent with knowledge

United States

#19 Feb 28, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Allow me educate YOU. Children with ADD, ADHD, Autism, etc. absolutely CAN learn appropriate behaviors. In conjunction with competent therapists, competent parents, and medication if needed, children with those disorders CAN learn to behave properly and function normally in society. It doesn't have anything to do with the teachers or the school. It has EVERYTHING to do with lazy parents who refuse to set boundaries, cave in to their little darling's every wish and whimper, and blame everyone else for the problems.
Allow me to also quote you directly from your other post:
"He is very smart! But, he isnt getting the much needed special Edution time"
Translation: My little darling is SPECIAL. It's the school's fault he can't behave.
"My child is a very sweet boy, but often gets in trouble, while its the other children bullying him"
Translation: My little darling is SPECIAL. It's the other kids' fault he can't behave.
"He got pushed off one of the playsets on the playground one day, my friend witnessed it happen, and my son got in trouble, not the boy wh did it! They think just because he has a social disability he is always starting everything."
Translation: My little darling is SPECIAL. He wouldn't share the swing and give someone else a turn so the other kids made him share. He got in trouble for not sharing, but it's the other kids' fault!
Let me tell you, "Parent who knows nothing" (you should call yourself parent who makes excuses) bad behavior begins and ends with the child's home life and bad parenting.
Stop making excuses for your little darling and start teaching him some manners, acceptable boundaries, and how to behave.
And while you're at it, stop being an enabler and get some therapy for yourself, too. And maybe some parenting classes. You sound like you need them.
First of all sweetheart, that other post wasn't mine! I was simply giving uneducated people some info about the disorders that are out there! Second, I do TOTALLY agree that EVERY child needs a good whipping to their behind once in a while. But, I also know that kids are mean and that they do have certain kids that they choose to bully. If your child is a bully then he/she needs their behind whipped too! And you are also right in the fact that SOMETIMES the child who claims they are being bullied is doing something to instigate it. My only point was about the disorders! They are real and a child with one takes a lot of extra work!!! If you have never been there then you have NO IDEA!!! It is exhausting! Some of you people need to learn some compassion!!!
confirmed

Ozark, MO

#20 Feb 28, 2013
They didn't cancel the Senior trip for this 2013 year but there will not be any future Senior trips after this year.

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