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.

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Good News And Bad News

Good News And Bad News

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Eva the Egg
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6 months 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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6 months 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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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

Im getting sassy girl vibes

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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."

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"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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6 months ago

What a lovely teacher!

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#5

The Biggest Booger Ball

The Biggest Booger Ball

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

One of the flaws in children

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#6

Got A Note From The Teacher

Got A Note From The Teacher

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Nadine Bamberger
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6 months ago

But one hell of a comeback.

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#7

Quiet Voices

Quiet Voices

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

OOF

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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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Bardhi's Dad
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6 months ago

But, it's her worm...

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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
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6 months ago

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

Pensive
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6 months ago

Or the parents!

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glowworm2
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6 months ago (edited)

Wildo the Dildo sounds like a great DND character name.

Wolfstar
Community Member
6 months ago

omg thanks for the idea lmaooo

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Kathryn Baylis
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6 months ago (edited)

I had a friend who told me, when she and her siblings were young, they used to say Homer Simpson’s “d’oh” a lot. Then one of them came up with a variation, “dee’oh”. Once day the whole family was on a trip to see their grandparents. In the backseat, the kids were playing one of those car games, when one started saying “d’oh”, and another started saying “dee’oh”. Then they decided to put them together as “dee’oh d’oh”. If you say those two words together out loud a few times, you’ll see why their father pulled into the first parking lot he saw so he could explain to them why they should stop and find something else to say.

Molly Cule
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6 months ago

When I worked at a nursery, my friend's child was having a rhyming phase. I will never forget hearing, "bunting, munting, c*nting", projected proudly and loudly across the room.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
6 months ago

ah a new insult chain filler

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JuJu
Community Member
6 months ago

they will really follow the word "dildo" up until they find the one kid who said it first? Phew...not much happening at that school, huh?

Laurie
Community Member
6 months ago

When my daughter was about 5yo (she’s 29 now for time context), she was outside playing with her brother & friends. She comes in crying & upset. I asked what the matter was & she said their friend Darius called her a f****t. I’m thinking this is a good teaching moment, and asked her if she knew what that meant. She said no, so I explained it was a mean word people call boys who like other boys the same way Mommy & Daddy like each other. I go so...if you think about it, you’re not a boy so Darius is wrong. After patting myself on the back with such a good, simple explanation of a word people might falter at talking to their kids about, she’s happy again. What does my nugget of love get out of this conversation?!? She runs outside yelling to Darius that she can’t be a f****t, he’s the f****t. *facepalm* I had to call her back in and go over the “mean word” rules.

Tovah Roche
Community Member
6 months ago

Must have been hard for the teacher to swallow her laughter when talking to the boys.

Clove Kentwell
Community Member
6 months ago

amazing what kids "pick up at the playground"

François Carré
Community Member
6 months ago

Kids hearing and using curse and dirty words in the playground without even knowing what they mean is no news I guess. I don't really get how this can be "concerning".

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
6 months ago

Because sometimes it's not an innocent answer... Teachers need to be sure the children aren't exposed to "unsafe" things at home.

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Yeet_my_life
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6 months ago

I want to see more character names from this child 🤩

Louloubelle
Community Member
6 months ago

I'd hate to be the parent of the kid that they tracked this back to.

Kanga9ine
Community Member
6 months ago

I've been wrestling with what name I should give mine. Not exactly an easy question to ask. Never underestimate a kids teaching potential. May need to work on math skills, but before his brain totally his filled with what he's supposed to know, it shared what we need to know. And he leaves us laughing at the end. How many kids are laughing at not getting math. Maybe we need to leave them laughing. Nothing is learned when it's crammed down the throat and makes one feel stupid. Try walking in a size two pair of kids shoes for a minute. See how far you get. Wilson Dildo lives on in infamy here. We can't wait to see what Gyrator the Vibrator thinks of his new name. I can't wait for the debut of Fisher Price Adult Toys. Weebils Wooble but they won't fall down in delivering pleasure and fun to you and your playmate.

Zarih Sundberg
Community Member
6 months ago

What’s so offensive about dildo? Very funny

Whawhawhatsis
Community Member
6 months ago

Yup, the playground. Like my son practicing the F word on the playground at age 6. Kids are a never-ending source of entertainment!

Anna roberts
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6 months ago

I'd die of laughter if I was the mom...

Tim Skeens
Community Member
6 months ago

Lmao

Robert Sumner
Community Member
6 months ago

There was a cartoon for kids that had a sperm for one of the characters and a "popular Egyptian" sort of thematic to it, fashion-wise. Another character of the protagonists was a horned fellow, maybe wearing head gear like a water buffalo, and I think he was the group leader. It was a very American show like Batman in its seriousness, though the characters could be light-hearted. I never remember its name, and can't find it anywhere. But the character that was like a walking sperm should give it away. Anyway, if a cartoon with a sperm character was all right, then a dildo reference would probably blow past an average kid's sensitivities the same way. I have no idea when the show was popular. I took it for modern (c. 1997), but it could had been from an earlier era. It was in color, of course. I could never remember its name.

kkathleen517
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6 months ago

All of these are hilarious, this is the best post on bored panda I've read in a while!

J. Zingler
Community Member
6 months ago

Wait until they learn about U ranus in Astronomy... :D

Eric Lewis
Community Member
6 months ago

At least it wasn't Dildo Baggins

Mary Mosher
Community Member
6 months ago

I wonder if they know it's also the name of a town in Newfoundland.

Sara Samul
Community Member
6 months ago

My (and my husband) would have then parents of those children! What we would have done, explain that your choice of character name was indeed funny and I'm sure your Uncle Todd would be using it in the next DND adventure, BUT, don't use it it at school any longer as it makes the old fuddy duddy's uncomfortable and reminds them of their youth that was also squashed by their elders!

Kristopher
Community Member
6 months ago

Well......

AflyingSquirrel
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6 months ago

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Linda HS
Community Member
6 months ago

Snorted...

Allen Lavine
Community Member
6 months ago

Do lady's name there dilldo

Kanga9ine
Community Member
6 months ago

Guys name their dicks. I was laughing so hard when i was formally introduced to Throb Rod. Dick was just a Nick name. And Dick's owner started laughing until our sides split. I hbeliever if you can't laugh in bed

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Pepper Pots
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6 months ago

Gees teachers are so serious lol

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
6 months ago

Hahahaaa

Debbie
Community Member
6 months ago

Why is it inappropriate? It is what it's called. Just tell them it is the name of a type of sex toy and that adults are embarrassed when kids talk about it. *innocent smile*

Bacony Cakes
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6 months ago

thats the problem

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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
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6 months 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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Saurin Apriliawan
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6 months ago

It can't be....

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#12

Not The Best Day Back

Not The Best Day Back

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Pensive
Community Member
6 months ago

Lillian thinks about it, comes back, and says, 'A better solution when he upsets me would be to kick him in the nuts.'

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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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Helen Haley
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6 months ago

Wouldn't that be a hyphenate?

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#14

Tatertot Has Special Talents!

Tatertot Has Special Talents!

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Your Local Lizard
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6 months 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
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6 months 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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6 months 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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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

Errrrr... why??!!

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#18

These Kids Are Nuts

These Kids Are Nuts

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

Is it kiss chasey?

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#19

Aye This Kid!

Aye This Kid!

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Bubbs Art
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6 months ago

I feel ya Josiah

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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
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6 months 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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DKS 001
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6 months ago

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I hate how teachers never ask what's wrong and WHY a child is acting up. It doesn't help the child deal with emotional (or medical) issues.

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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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Nicola Roberts
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6 months ago

Wow, out of the mouths of babes....

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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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Nicola Roberts
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6 months ago

Mary had a little lamb, it's fleece was white and woolly.......

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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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Happiness Is Hippo
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6 months ago

Poor lizard :(

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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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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
6 months ago

why not

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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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Lauren Caswell
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6 months ago

Why is the polar bear getting punched?

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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
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6 months 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
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6 months 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
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6 months 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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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

These children are crazy

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