Imagine you're in the kitchen making dinner and simply hoping your kid is self-dependent enough to make it back home safely. However, the first thing they do when they see you is hand over a note from their teacher. Yikes. I mean, teachers usually do a really good job maintaining order in the classroom, and guiding their students towards a brighter tomorrow. So if they think the little one acted out in a way that requires parental adjustments, it's probably something... surprising. And that's not the word mothers and fathers like to hear. Continue scrolling and check out some of the cringiest notes teachers have written to poor mothers and fathers.

#1

Good News And Bad News

Good News And Bad News

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

I have to use that excuse!

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Experts say it's not unusual for kids to behave differently in different settings. After all, you'd expect a child to act one way at a friend's birthday party and another when visiting the grandparents. But the behavior of some kids — especially those with issues such as anxiety, learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism — can vary much more markedly, especially when they're at home versus school. This discrepancy can leave parents puzzled, if not upset, and worried that they're making huge mistakes.

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Violet's (My Cousin's Daughter) Drawing On The Right, Teachers Note On The Left

Violet's (My Cousin's Daughter) Drawing On The Right, Teachers Note On The Left

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Helen Haley
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1 month ago

I'd be upset that she got the line wrong, and pleased that the drawing was so good.

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Some kids may meet expectations at school, but if it's a struggle for them, it can take its toll at home. Children with ADHD, anxiety, autism, and learning disabilities "may be using a lot of their resources to follow directions or cope in the classroom," Stephanie Lee, PsyD, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute, said. Once all these kids get home, "it's challenging for them to conjure up the same amount of resources to manage."

She also added that many kids, in fact, benefit from the consistency, structure, predictability, and routine that come with their school environment. This often cannot be repeated at home "because that's not how life works."

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Too Pretty To Work

Too Pretty To Work

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Stephanie Did It
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1 month ago

My daughter had a student named Neveah (yeah, Heaven backwards) who didn't have to mind because "I'm a princess." Mom confirmed this. Poor kid has a rude awakening coming, thanks to Mommy.

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But for most kids, academic and social demands at school are beyond what they typically face at home, Dr. Lee pointed out. That may trigger problem behaviors they don't exhibit at home.

For example, children with social anxiety who worry about how they're being perceived by others, or children who have anxieties relating to performance, might have fewer problem behaviors at home but when they get to school and have to do math or read a passage aloud, they might engage in some negative behaviors to avoid that. “Acting out in this particular situation might end up being functional for them," Dr. Lee said, "because if they act a little silly, the teacher might scold them, but then they move on."

#4

"During Math Today Max Was Having A Hard Time Following Along. When I Asked Him Why He Wasn’t Doing His Work, Max Responded, ‘Well, I’m Just Too Good Looking!’”

"During Math Today Max Was Having A Hard Time Following Along. When I Asked Him Why He Wasn’t Doing His Work, Max Responded, ‘Well, I’m Just Too Good Looking!’”

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Happiness Is Hippo
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1 month ago

What a lovely teacher!

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#5

The Biggest Booger Ball

The Biggest Booger Ball

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 month ago

That "forever" sounds ominously threatening.

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#6

Got A Note From The Teacher

Got A Note From The Teacher

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 month ago

But one hell of a comeback.

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#7

Quiet Voices

Quiet Voices

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Ms Phit
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1 month ago

Aww Juliana was just being supportive! Lol

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#8

"Amara Has A Worm In Her Pocket. She Did Not Want To Throw It Away. I Just Wanted To Give You A Heads Up"

"Amara Has A Worm In Her Pocket. She Did Not Want To Throw It Away. I Just Wanted To Give You A Heads Up"

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 month ago

It's sort of cute they let her keep it.

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#9

“[Your Kid] And A Few Of His Friends Often Make Up Characters, Give Them Amusing Names, And Then Have Exciting Adventures At Playtimes. This In Itself Is An Imaginative And Creative Pastime … However, It Has Come To Our Attention That One Of The Characters Has The Name 'Wildo The Dildo'”

“[Your Kid] And A Few Of His Friends Often Make Up Characters, Give Them Amusing Names, And Then Have Exciting Adventures At Playtimes. This In Itself Is An Imaginative And Creative Pastime … However, It Has Come To Our Attention That One Of The Characters Has The Name 'Wildo The Dildo'”

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Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd die of laughter if I were the teacher.

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#10

The Ultimate Juxtaposition Of Naughty And Nice Came Home In Allie’s Folder Today

The Ultimate Juxtaposition Of Naughty And Nice Came Home In Allie’s Folder Today

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
1 month ago

This was normal in my preschool dont know why :')

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#11

Picked Up My Toddler From School And Was Handed This Note. I'm Scared To Look

Picked Up My Toddler From School And Was Handed This Note. I'm Scared To Look

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Fire Breathing Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh no

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#12

Not The Best Day Back

Not The Best Day Back

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Deborah B
Community Member
1 month ago

I would enquire as to the cause of Lillian's threat. It could be legitimate self assertion. As in "If you don't take your hand off my butt, I will turn around and punch you in the nuts." Girls need to taught that they have the right to defend themselves against harassment and intimidation; immediately, loudly, and if necessary, physically.

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#13

Got Detention While Playing School With Our Youngest. Figures

Got Detention While Playing School With Our Youngest. Figures

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Bubbs Art
Community Member
1 month ago

Well he isn’t wrong... just not the answer you’d expect

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#14

Tatertot Has Special Talents!

Tatertot Has Special Talents!

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
1 month ago

milk

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#15

Let This Be A Lesson For Everyone, Never Under Any Circumstance Let Your Friends Smell Your Chapstick

Let This Be A Lesson For Everyone, Never Under Any Circumstance Let Your Friends Smell Your Chapstick

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Tee
Community Member
1 month ago

Kids are still biting chapstick? Well...times have not changed much.

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#16

On This Day, Two Years Ago, I Found Out My Son Liked Big Butts

On This Day, Two Years Ago, I Found Out My Son Liked Big Butts

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Helen Haley
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1 month ago

Apparently he likes butts and he cannot lie.

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#17

"Demi Cut Her Hair Today. I'm So Sorry"

"Demi Cut Her Hair Today. I'm So Sorry"

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 month ago

Is she supposed to glue it back on?

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#18

These Kids Are Nuts

These Kids Are Nuts

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Pamela24
Community Member
1 month ago

An excellent moment to give the talk about "consent"!

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#19

Aye This Kid!

Aye This Kid!

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Bubbs Art
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel ya Josiah

Wolfstar
Community Member
1 month ago

this kid is a literal mood

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 month ago

he knows

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

Nothing wrong with Josiah, thought

Carole Reid
Community Member
1 month ago

Sounds like my ex husband.

Isaac Harvey
Community Member
1 month ago

He's not the only one cursed with knowledge.

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
1 month ago

Same buddy.... same.

Nim
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, he's not wrong.. .

Missy Barton
Community Member
1 month ago

Same

Marky Mark
Community Member
1 month ago

I wonder if this excuse will work with my boss

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 month ago

Truth hurts... stark reality, young one.

Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

He's right. I mean he still has to do it but he's right.

KAROLYN CLARK
Community Member
3 weeks ago

hes not wrong

Ellen Daniels
Community Member
1 month ago

Excellent opportunity to introduce saving for retirement!

CincyReds
Community Member
1 month ago

Well it isn't!

Laurie Ostergaard-Overbey
Community Member
1 month ago

well, he's not wrong...

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
1 month ago

perfect time to make it special, dude!

Florence Hastings
Community Member
1 month ago

Josiah is right

NWB
Community Member
1 month ago

to real Josiah

Willsagain
Community Member
1 month ago

And it often isn't. Hopefully teacher can help his parents by showing him that work can be interesting.

Peter Bear
Community Member
1 month ago

To quote Mark Twain: Work consists of all the things a body is obliged to do, and fun consists of all the things a body is not obliged to do.' You can't fault this kid's logic.

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

He's not wrong.

Natasha Arceo
Community Member
1 month ago

this is mee everyday i'm in 7th grade and its no fun

Monica Reed
Community Member
1 month ago

Nope it's not HAHAHA LOL

fenderfan85
Community Member
1 month ago

Must be a black kid lol

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#20

“Another Student Took Her Pencil And She Referred To Him As A ‘Hanzo Main.’ I Have No Idea What That Means, However, It Was Clearly Meant As An Insult”

“Another Student Took Her Pencil And She Referred To Him As A ‘Hanzo Main.’ I Have No Idea What That Means, However, It Was Clearly Meant As An Insult”

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4736521
Community Member
1 month ago

it's an overwatch term for all you rookies

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#21

Charlotte Was Very Challenging

Charlotte Was Very Challenging

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Erica
Community Member
1 month ago

I love the budding child psychologists in the comments on here...in case you don’t know not every misbehavior is a cry for help or was induced by the male privilege of her boy classmates who may or may not be harassing her. Sometimes kids just act up and break the rules!

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#22

A Note From The Teacher That Came Home With The Kid Today

A Note From The Teacher That Came Home With The Kid Today

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JuJu
Community Member
1 month ago

Showing dominance :D

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#23

“Kimmy Was Very Proud Of Her Poem … But We’re Going To Try Another One Next Week Without The Potty Language”

“Kimmy Was Very Proud Of Her Poem … But We’re Going To Try Another One Next Week Without The Potty Language”

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Laura Kat
Community Member
1 month ago

Row row row your butt...

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#24

“When I Was Reading To The Class, Tanner Removed His Shoe And Sock And Began Playing With Something. It Was A Dead Lizard. I Removed The Sock — It Smelled Of Dead Things”

“When I Was Reading To The Class, Tanner Removed His Shoe And Sock And Began Playing With Something. It Was A Dead Lizard. I Removed The Sock — It Smelled Of Dead Things”

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

So the kid killed the lizard and then played with it's corpse? Kids are so cruel

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#25

This Little Note Was In X's Folder When He Got Home... Sneaky Sneaky

This Little Note Was In X's Folder When He Got Home... Sneaky Sneaky

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JessG
Community Member
1 month ago

Snitch

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#26

Seems Like A Decent Day At School To Me

Seems Like A Decent Day At School To Me

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

Am I the only one concerned about the bottom line?

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#27

My Friend Found A Note Given To His Parents From His First Grade Teacher

My Friend Found A Note Given To His Parents From His First Grade Teacher

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David Martin
Community Member
1 month ago

Johnathan has what? Johnathan has WHAT?! I need the second page of this letter, I demand closure dang it! >_<

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#28

"Raeya Used The Child Safe Scissors To Cut Her Hair Today. A Teacher Stopped Her After One Snip"

"Raeya Used The Child Safe Scissors To Cut Her Hair Today. A Teacher Stopped Her After One Snip"

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Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
1 month ago

Why do they attach the hair to the notes??? They think the parents will glue them back or something?

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#29

Notes From School

Notes From School

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like the note has been written under duress...

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#30

"During Math Aiden Told Another Student He Drew A Boy With A Penis, Pooping... I Explained That We Don't Need To Talk About Penises And Pooping During Math"

"During Math Aiden Told Another Student He Drew A Boy With A Penis, Pooping... I Explained That We Don't Need To Talk About Penises And Pooping During Math"

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 month ago

What age is this child? I think using "penis" and "pooping" is quite appropriate- children need to learn what their body parts are called and what their use is... if the child had used other terminology, I'd be more concerned. As a parent I would have a frank talk with him.

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