How do you feel about parents' evening?
Me, I love everything about parent / teacher meetings – from squeezing into the little chairs whilst fighting the feeling that you're in for a telling-off, and the old familiar smell of a school building, to finding out what my kids are *really* like at school and hearing about all the ways they're excelling. I love it all.
But I'd be a bit miffed if my child's school only bothered inviting me to parent / teacher meetings, and deliberately left my husband out of the loop.
That's exactly what happened to one mum, though.
Good to Know reports:
A mum has sparked debate after revealing that her son's headmistress told children to only invite mums to parents evening. The mum explained her ordeal on a parenting forum, writing that her son asked her to attend a 'parents evening', which was going to take place at the middle of the day.
The woman then goes on to explain that she wouldn't be able to attend because she would be at work at that time, but told her son to ask his dad as he has flexible working hours.
But then her son replied saying that he had to ask her, and not his father, because the headmistress told the children to ask their mums as the 'dads won't be able to go as they'll be at work'.
'DS says 'headmistress says I had to ask you (mum) because she says all the dads won't be able to go as they'll be at work,' she continued.
Imagine only asking the mums to parents' evening! I reckon there'd be uproar if this happened in my children's schools.
But what's your view on this story? Do you and your child's other parent both attend parent/teacher meetings or do you think it's perfectly reasonable to assume that only mums are likely to attend?
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