Can I object to my son's detention?
I don't think schools should hand out detentions because its not their job to discipline my child. How do I object to this?
- JocelyneLv 42 months ago
You can object to your son's detention, but don't voice your objection in front of him. The reason your son is giving you for getting that detention may not be the real one. When you disrespectful the decisions made by your son's teacher, you are undermining her/his authority. You are actually encouraging your son to further misbehave. This will impact on his learning, but worse still, prevent other students from learning.
- JoeLv 52 months ago
Your kid screwed up. Don't be an idiot. Is that why your kid is turning into an idiot ?
- KateLv 72 months ago
If your child did the wrong thing at school then of course it is the school's right to discipline him.
- 2 months ago
Teach your son to pay attention in class and not get into trouble would be a start. You say it's not their job to discipline your son, but apparently it is, because you aren't doing your job.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- KatieLv 62 months ago
ONLY bad parents object to detentions.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Excuse me for saying this, but without at least some discipline, schools would quickly cease to function. And you can object to the detention, but it will get you nowhere. Your son will still have to serve it if he wants to graduate. If you don't like that, then maybe you'd better consider home schooling him.
- LaurieLv 72 months ago
What DO you think they should do when your child breaks the rules or otherwise misbehaves? What do you think they should do to a student who mistreats another person? What do you think they should do if another student causes difficulty for your child?
Why are you more concerned about the school’s actions than your own son’s misbehavior?
Until you can constructively answer those questions, keep your mouth shut.
- Andy CLv 72 months ago
It's their job to maintain order so that other students can learn. Children learn from their parents.
Yours is learning that you don't recognize the school as an authority.
Congratulations, hope his prison sentences are short in the years to come.
- CLv 72 months ago
Go on, do it! Soon the school will find a reason to expel your son in order not to deal with the results of your lax parenting impacting the other students. Schools HATE parents like you.
- 2 months ago
Go in and talk to the teacher who gave your child a detention, they're people too so i'm sure they'd understand