But, I can’t take it back, and what’s done is done. His behavior was wrong (understatement) and uncalled for (understatement), and his actions were deliberate. Woe is me, lies and excuses are the Water is life shirt Besides,I will do this last things I care to hear. There is no need (and perhaps even no rush) to learn everything at once and you shouldn’t. Most people quit learning because it is too challenging when involving too many technologies. You need to keep the challenges in balance with your skills at hand. You should pick one technology, stick to it, learn it with a variety (books, videos, interactive courses) of learning resources (e.g. book for React) As a preschool teacher, I often tiptoe around parents and their demands all the time. They pay me to watch and teach their children, but they often don’t realize that I also have to reinforce rules and have my own set of expectations in my classroom. Just because they walk in to pick up or drop off or even say “hi” doesn’t mean that my rules go away. His mom looked at me and said, “He can take them off if he wants.” When I asked if he was going home early with her, she said no and I told her that he could take his shoes off when he left, but that it would be best to not disrupt the classroom any further. She huffed a bit but stayed silent.
Finally, when I began passing our snack, she reached into her bag and handed him those peanut butter filled crackers. My classroom had a strict “NO peanut butter” rule and thankfully the little girl that was allergic wasn’t there that day, but I informed mom that we didn’t allow outside snacks that contained peanut butter, and that he would not be able to eat it in class. That’s when she fully lost it. She told me that I was a tyrant and strict teacher that had too many rules and didn’t allow her son to express himself or his wants and that I couldn’t starve him (I gave him our veggie straws and carrots to eat that he refused after seeing the crackers), and that she would call licensing on me for how to mean I was. I have what I think is a particularly amusing and pertinent answer for this question, and especially so since I hold a U.S. passport, and can only claim to be an “honorary Canadian” (which is an immense compliment, by the way!). I was already aware, from his mother, that he had been physically and sexually abused by his father.