Have your heard the term ‘personal negative’ before? I had not until one day last week I was chatting with my two grand kids about a sad situation in their neighborhood where the mom does not pay much attention to the children. In the course of the conversation one of them commented on how one child had gotten several personal ‘negatives’ at school recently.
I had no idea what that meant but figured it must be for some sort of misbehavior and that is exactly what it means. Now I haven’t had children in grammar school for many years but when did misbehavior become a ‘personal negative’? Why not call it what it is, that is is improper behavior. To me telling a child that they have numerous personal negatives gives a very NEGATIVE label to that child.
Now I agree totally with rules and regulations, actually I don’t think there is enough structure in the schools, they get away with disrespecting the teachers, wear T-shirts that have things on them that shouldn’t be just to name a few but let’s not stunt their creativity (I am being a tad sarcastic here). :o)
Anywho, I feel badly for this child that is getting so many personal negatives. I know the teachers have their hands full and having a child that is disruptive can be a strain on anyone. I just think there has to be a better term to use when disciplining them. I’m sure it’s not the teachers that came up with that term, probably someone with more head sense then horse sense.
Speaking of horse sense, the boys are coming home next week. :o) Kipper is a little off on one of his hind legs and Nick seems to have a sore back again so they are both going to the vet when he gets back from picking up his daughter at college. Miss T has been begging for them to come home before she and D spend the week with us while Son and DIL go to a convention.
Nick was being ridden regularly without any problems most of the winter so I can’t imagine what is going on. The vet wants to check his hock again, I am just holding my breath that he doesn’t have to have another surgery. Little Kip has never been off and I am wondering about the deep mud that is in part of the pasture due to all the rain we have been having. They don’t stay away from it and run and jump and play and I think that maybe could have pulled something from the suction of the mud. I keep my pastures closed here that have mud in them until it dries up so hopefully that will help.
We had a wonderful Mother’s Day! The skies were blue and the temperatures mild so we had fun outside playing kickball with everyone from the youngest to the grandparents. (I’m still lame!) It was so cute seeing the little ones run the bases whether they had been tagged out or not. The smiles on their faces as they touched home base were so cute!
We had a BBQ at Son and DIL’s and everyone brought something to add plus there was a pretty cake for dessert. Unbeknownst to us they had had the grandchildren’s pictures taken together (there are five counting DIL’s sisters children) and they are just beautiful! Mimi and I were snuffling….again…..that’s what grandmother’s do I guess. :o)