Monday, October 02, 2006

The cheater

Found out from Younger Son that there's a boy in his class who is not only annoying and distracting in class, but who also likes to cheat off Younger Son's homework.

What do you do?

As a parent, you can't really tattle to the teacher.
And I didn't feel right encouraging my child to tattle either.

(And personally, growing up, I never did figure out the difference between tattling and being helpful... even though The Brady Bunch devoted a whole episode to the subject.)

So, I told Younger Son that I would leave it up to him if he wanted to tell his teacher about this other boy. I pointed out that the other boy wasn't going to learn anything by copying other kids.

"Oh, that's okay," said this son of mine. "When he copies me, I just write down the wrong answer and change it when he's not looking. And then he gets it wrong."

Well, then.
I guess he's got it under control.


Tink said...

Bright kid you have there. He's alright in my book.

loria said...

Yes very smart child. It seems as though he's got it under control.

Richmond said...

Oh yeah... He's got it all worked out. :)

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Mrs_Who said...

Print out this story and send it to the teacher - she'll get a kick out of it!