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Author: Frydaze1 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 44926  
Subject: Re: An Open Letter Date: 10/9/2012 11:06 AM
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But it seems like people are suggesting that the teacher was wrong for challenging this young woman for showing ultrasound photos in class. Lots of talk out here aboout disadvantaged kids needing mentors. So this teacher attempts to tell the young woman that it is inappropriate for an 8th grader to be disrupting class in this manner - a mentoring moment, if you will. And somehow this has morphed into the idea that young girl was right (regardless of the circumstances behind her pregnancy) and the teacher was wrong.

How can the kid be right and the teacher be wrong? Should she have not tried to teach or mentor her about inappropriate behavior? I need Lucy Ricardo to 'splain this to me.



As always, you've shifted the discussion and then not actually READ what anyone said.

So here's your simple Lucy Ricardo explanation. Read it slowly and carefully, please:

1) The girl was wrong to interrupt class with ultrasound pictures. Just as she would be wrong to interrupt class with Grand Canyon pictures.

2) The teacher was right to stop that behavior. It is disruptive to the class.

3) The girl is NOT wrong to share her ultrasound pictures with her friends.

She is pregnant. That is a fact. She will not be having an abortion. That is also a fact. She will therefore, unless something terrible happens, be giving birth to a baby. That is a fact that will continue to be a major fact of the rest of her life unless she gives the baby up for adoption - which is unlikely, given that she was sharing ultrasound pictures.

Considering that this child will be raising another child, why should she try to act like it isn't happening? Why should she treat this child, who she will raise and train and support and nurture, like a dirty secret? It ISN'T a secret, and can't be one. But you're suggesting she make her life and the child's even worse by trying to make it one.

You can't unbreak something. You can just try to move forward as best you can. Now that the pregnancy is a determined, unshakable fact, she should (and did) do her best to handle it with love and joy. Anything else would be cruel to both of them.

No one is making her a hero. But regardless of how she got pregnant, she IS pregnant. And she is acting like it. That's normal and healthy.


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