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Old 03-25-2008, 05:36 PM   #31
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The little boy that I speak so highly of had a problem today that was so upsetting that he was crying uncontrollably.

Seems that one of his classmates had started a cruel & ugly rumor on him that isn't even true! Of course he believed it for a while.

I cheered him up once more because it saddened me deeply to see him in that bad mood. He was so ticked off, angry and irate that he was literally banging his fists hard on the table in pure frustration as he wailed away!

I told him that his problem is just a cause of someone who wanted to see him in misery and that it more than likely is not nessecarily be true at all. I DID manage to get him to return to his normal happy self.

I really like this kid a lot, and after he left the room to go back upstairs to class, I cried a few tears myself. I've really became attached to him. He has cheered me up many times.

The coordinator said that he'll talk to his teacher to try to get to the root of the problem so that the boy won't have to go through this again.

We weren't supposed to be the ones that he came to with the problem, but how do you turn away a little boy who has just been embarrassed & poked fun at so badly that he thinks the bottom has been dropped out from under him, that it put him in such deep pain and sorrow like that? I wouldn't. I'm going to be there for him no matter what!
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:54 PM   #32
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I was told yesterday that the boy had possibly overheard the conversation between two of his classmates and he assumed that it was HIM that they were talking about.

So he thought the worst would happen, he got so mad that when he came downstairs, that he cried a river.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:29 AM   #33
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ii hope you taught him to mind his own freakin' business next time, corey.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:41 AM   #34
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I'm not going to talk to him like that. I'm very soft-hearted when it comes to kids, especially THIS one! I'm like a big ole teddy bear with them. I will explain it to him in a way that will not upset him or make him mad.

He's just a little kid, and he probably made an honest mistake in thinking that HE was the victim of that conversation between the two classmates. He's only 7, for Petes' sake.

However, I DID mention to him that if he didn't hear it come from his adoptive family, then it more than more then likely, it isn't true, and that he probably has nothing to worry about.

He thought that he might end up going back to the foster home. He was beside himself!

He should be alright by now. I'll be with him again on Tuesday to tutor him some more. I hope that he still isn't upset about that. But I think he'll forget about it.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:09 PM   #35
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My mother taught kindergarten for 30 years. When she started out, there were no teacher's aids, no programs for special needs children, and almost no help for abused children. When she went to the authorities about one little girl who was constantly bruised and burned with cigarettes and even a hot iron, they didn't even bother to visit the home. That little girl died when she was in the fourth grade.
I saw her walk the floor many nights, worrying about her little ones.

We must be thankful that in these days children have a better chance.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:28 PM   #36
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Yes you're right, and I just can't stop caring about this child.

We all make mistakes, and there is no one out there who is purely perfect, especially children. Like adults, they live and learn also. And they are entitled to make mistakes - part of learning and growing up.

He just thought that he was being talked about and myself and the coordinator helped bring him back around again.

I've seen him angry before, but this time he was furious, out of his mind and went bonkers. He went nuts! I'm just so glad that I was able to help him understand that what he heard more than likely isn't true at all.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:55 PM   #37
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You all are making me miss teaching. I taught kindergarten for two years and it was such a great experience. I am so glad you are willing to work with this little boy! Having that one-on-one experience is one of the best things kids can get!
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:14 PM   #38
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Yes, how rewarding?!

In little a while, him & I will probably look back at this and laugh about it!

I want him and the others to do better than I did - to have the things that I couldn't get when I was their age! And to be respectable teens and adults.

If I could adopt this kid myself, I'd do so without any hesitation at all! That's how much I like him. He's almost like a son to me!
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:47 PM   #39
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Bad news.

My friend has been pulled from the tutoring program. The coordinator felt that the boy didn't show enough interest in the program, as he was being distracted by children doing other activies.

Seems that the boy might be having & dealing with personal issues at home.

I tried to pursuade the guy to let him stay, but he didn't bend too much. Hopefully, he let him come down and see me occasionally.

But I DO have another boy in his place who LOVES to read and talk about science, nature and animals! This one is very talkative and likes to talk me to death. But I don't mind at all. I get a real kick out of him!!

And then there is a six-year-old who talks almost like a seasoned professor! He likes to read about geography and arciology He's just too smart for his own good! He's small for his age, is only in the first grade, yet he has the IQ of an 8th grader!! I'm truly amazed at how much he knows already. His parents must be teaching him very well!
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