Thursday, September 3, 2009
Is it common for teachers to say and write "I love you" to their students?
I don't recall a teacher ever saying that to me during my school years. No teacher has said it to my other children. Dad and I would not be comfortable with a teacher saying this to any of our children but for a teacher to say this to Miss M who has a back ground of mental health and abandonment issues it is dangerous for a teacher to say this to her. Teachers don't stay in your life forever. You are with them for one year and then your 35 and can't remember half of their names. We all move on, that's normal. But for Miss M it is difficult for her each year when she loses her teacher for that year. It always brings up abandonment fears for her.
This teacher happens to be a woman as you may have guessed from the pink marker. What if it were a man teacher writing "I love you" on my daughters paper. I think folks would be having a cow.
Maybe Dad and I are over reacting? How would you feel if it were your child? Has this happened to your child?
This is actually the second teacher who has done this with Miss M. The first was in pre-school. That teacher never wrote it on a paper or art work done by Miss M she would sometimes say it to her though.