Well it is not a panic situation yet but definitely has the making of a possible crisis.
Third year into primary school and I find an marked increase in the frequency and kind of pranks which go on in school class I and limited to boys in my case.
It started with one kid in class holding my sons neck from behind and kicking him in the back with his knee. Reminiscent of wrestling or cartoons? Thankfully this incident did not do serious damage but it did warrant a note and a call to the class teacher, the custodian and guardian of our inexperienced, dependent and vulnerable little ones in school.
Well a follow up discussion during the parents teachers meeting was met with a little bit of reluctance and by the way approach where- in we were told that these things happen. I agree that they will happen as the kids grow up nevertheless we were appraised off a new mechanism which was being tried out in class to curb such incidents.
Two weeks later a destroyed water bottle, followed by a broken school bag and an attempt to break the pencil box in two only set the alarm bells ringing.
Don’t get me wrong I want my son to be tough but I am just amazed at the number of incidents which keep happening in school and that too with an increasing frequency.
While I have counseled my little one what I am getting concerned about is the obvious inability of the class teacher in reigning in the young ones possibly because of lack of experience or maybe an approach that boys will be boys and this is part of growing up.
So while I do take up the matter with the class teacher once again the bigger question is what does one do in such situations how many incidents become a trend meriting an escalation or before serious damage is done. Will escalating the issue lead to consequences for both the teacher and my son maybe not immediately but eventually?