What things to other parents do that annoy you?

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Registered: 08-25-2000
What things to other parents do that annoy you?
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Wed, 02-27-2013 - 10:49am

What things to other parents do that annoy you?  Read this and see if you are doing any of these things....then add to the list below!  

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 11:24am

A few of those surprised me- like the costume one! That wouldn't bother me at all. But I definitely agree with #1- sending sick kids to school !!

Lisa 

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 7:06pm

I agree with number one. I don't get some of them. If one family lets their kid dress as spidrrman in streetwalking shoes whole eating a fancy sandwich, what concern is it of hers? I guess I never had issues saying "no " to my kids.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 6:33pm

I know....the sending kids to school sick just upsets me.  Not only are they exposing everyone else to their child's illness, but they are also exposing their child to getting a secondary infection as well.  Parents who give their children Tylenol or Motrin because they ahve a fever and send them to school......Agggghhhh!!!!  You may get to work, but you will also get a call in a few hours when the fever comes back.  We have a rule that you are supposed to be fever free for 24 hours without medication before coming back to school......even though we tell the parents this....you would be amazed how many kids are sent home one day and come back the next AM....even though it hasn't been 24 hours of being fever free.  And the sending kids to school with lice.....COME ON!!!!  Let's be responsible parents and use some common sense!

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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 6:34pm

I must agree with you Ramona.....I have always taught my kids that they follow MY rules and not do something because some other kid is doing it.  Problems happen when parents want to be a friend to their child and don't want them to not like them....rules are bent and broken and the child runs the house!  I'm a parent first....and friendly second!