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Author: cabinsmama 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 44886  
Subject: Re: An Open Letter Date: 10/9/2012 8:48 AM
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I read through the thread again. I don't see anyone saying that the teacher shouldn't have told the girl to refrain from showing her ultrasound during class time. Not seeing any morphing on that point.

People are trying to point out the difference between what the girl did now (showing her pics) and what she did prior, which was to be a 14 y.o. (approx)who wasn't properly supervised, or worse, by the adults responsible for her.

A pregnant eighth-grader is a victimized kid. If she's trying to build back some self-esteem by showing some positive feelings for herself and her baby, this is not a bad thing at this point. Guiding her on the right time and place is fine and helpful. Shaming may feel good to the adult doing the shaming for a few minutes (which is pretty mean, but whatever, some people do love to do that), but helpful...not so much.

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