Mom Refuses to Let Daughter Serve Detention, Principal Says She’s “Making Excuses”

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A Reddit user has shared her story of when she refused to allow her high school daughter to stay for after-school detention for using bad words despite the principal’s claims that the mother was “making excuses.” Was the mother right?

Bad Behavior

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The original poster (OP) explained that her 13-year-old daughter reportedly told a substitute teacher to “F*** off” when he requested to climb the rock wall in PE. Despite explaining that she has cerebral palsy, the PE teacher insisted after a second student feigned having cerebral palsy, too. Therefore, the OP’s daughter continued to shout “F*** off” until she was sent to the office for unacceptable behavior.

The OP’s daughter has an IEP detailing what she can and cannot do in lessons such as PE. These specifications were not upheld, leading to frustration and anger.

 

After School Detention

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This category of behavior is described in the handbook as warranting a same-day after-school detention. The principal rang the OP, who said that it would be impossible to accommodate this immediate change for a number of reasons, including the change in the bus route, an inability to change her work schedule at the last minute to enable her to collect from school and her husband’s working away.

Natural Consequence?

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When explaining why her daughter could not get on the ‘late’ bus as suggested by the principal, due to the route being unsuitable for her physical needs as a result of her cerebral palsy, the OP was informed that this was a “natural consequence” of her daughter’s behavior. The late bus would have meant walking around a mile to her home and on uneven ground as the road does not have a footpath.

 

Making Excuses?

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Upon describing the main consequences of forcing the OP’s daughter to attend after-school detention on the day in question, the principal declared that she was making excuses and actually, the parent was not obliged to give permission for her daughter to be in detention.

Lunchtime Detentions

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Agreeing that her daughter’s use of inappropriate language warranted some form of consequence, the OP suggested that she attend a week of lunchtime detentions or, alternatively, the after-school detention could be scheduled for a different day to allow the OP to change her work, allowing her to collect her daughter from school.

 

One of Those Moms

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The OP shared the story on Reddit as her sister said that her refusal to allow her daughter to attend that day’s after-school detention was being “one of those moms,” causing her to doubt her motivation and response to the incident.

 

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

Petty Revenge? His Neighbor Thinks He Owns the Street Parking Spots in Front of His House Until He Is Given a Taste of His Own Medicine

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About three years ago, a new neighbor moved into the house across the street from the original poster’s (OP) house. This new neighbor had five boys at the time; the youngest was 15 years old, and soon he turned 16.

Petty Revenge? His Neighbor Thinks He Owns the Street Parking Spots in Front of His House Until He Is Given a Taste of His Own Medicine

Entitled Much? Sister-In-Law Wants Her Daughter’s Disney Trip Paid For Because It “Takes A Village”

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The family of the original poster (OP) had a tradition of going on fun trips on the kids’ 10th birthdays. OP’s parents had done it for the whole family, and now they want to continue doing it for their grandchildren.

Entitled Much? Sister-in-Law Wants Her Daughter’s Disney Trip Paid For Because It “Takes a Village”

She Came Home And Her Wedding Dress Was Gone, He Had Returned It Because It Was “Too Expensive”

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Imagine coming home and finding your wedding dress missing from the closet… and then finding out your fiancee returned it to the store without asking you.

A Reddit user shared her story of going off on her fiancee for returning her wedding dress.

She Came Home and Her Wedding Dress Was Gone, He Had Returned It Because It Was “Too Expensive”

He Thought It Was Odd He Was Invited to His Niece’s Wedding but After Driving for 600 Miles He Found Out Why

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A Reddit user shared a story about how he was invited to his niece’s rehearsal dinner 600 miles away, which he thought was a bit weird, but he was about to find out why he was invited.

He Thought It Was Odd He Was Invited to His Niece’s Wedding but After Driving for 600 Miles He Found Out Why
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Originally posted 2023-10-03 14:30:30.