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Loddie1
Loddie1 , Parent asks:
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How do you handle adults that are in charge (teachers) that yell at children? We recently had an issue where a VBS teacher screamed at a child.

In Topics: Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago

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What the Expert Says:

It's great that you called her and talked to her!  It sounds like you handled it correctly, and hopefully you got the answers you were looking for.  It's always best to confront someone in a caring way when you have concerns about their behavior.  Great job for being assertive.  It sounds like you may have helped some other parents too!!

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi Loddie1,

You might review some of the advice in the Discipline info center here:
http://www.education.com/topic/discipline/

Perhaps there's an article or two that would be specifically relevant to the situation you generally referenced, with tips to support a different approach. For instance, here's one from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

Survey Finds Nearly All Parents Yell at Their Kids But Harsh Words Are Unnecessary
http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Survey_Finds_Nearly/

Here's another, this one from the Action Alliance for Children...

It Works for Both of Us: Parents and Parent Educators Share Positive Parenting Tips
http://www.education.com/reference/article/educators-share-positive-parenting-tips/

I hope you find these resources are helpful.

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Loddie1
Loddie1 , Parent writes:
Thanks a lot. I actually called her and talked with her. I had a couple of parents wanting me to intervene. It turns out that there was more to the story.
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txhistchr
txhistchr writes:
Usually when a teacher yells it's not because students are behaving well.  While one would think that teachers can handle their emotions better, we're human and have limits and at times find that to be the only way to get control...not the best way of course, but when that has happened to me it's been out of frustration after everything else did not work.
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