A new one on me: blaming my child for getting his name wrong
My son came home from school when it started this year with EVERYTHING labeled with not-his-surname. He has a double surname: Mysurname Dadssurname, no hyphen.
I corrected it all neatly in matching marker. But things keep getting sent home that way. I emailed his teachers, who ignored the email. (We're changing his school for lots of reasons, but this sure didn't help.)
When I had his parent-teacher conference, his homeroom teacher said that the first day of school, she'd had the kids write their names down, and my son had written:
That is, he had not even completed writing my surname (which is long) when time was up. Based on that, she decided that he doesn't use Dadssurname at all.
"Did you ask him?" I asked, "because if he didn't even finish writing the first part of his surname he couldn't've gotten to the last part yet." and she stared at me like that had not occurred to her.
I applaud her intentions in asking what kids actually want to be called, but I sure question how she does it. Because...wow. I wonder how many other kids in her room are going by things that aren't their names because of this?
Mon, 10/17/2016 - 6:11pm