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Parents what are your thoughts about this ?

I neighbor of mine told me not too long ago that a neighbor a few houses down lets their child decide on days when she wants to go to school or not and she only 6 . and if they let her stay home she has to stay inside until other kids get back from school. What do you think of this ? To me I think it is wrong cause what if the older she gets she is going to think that it is okay ?

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It's actually against the law.

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It's silly. She needs structure. She would have more fun at school than cooped up also.

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This is just what someone told me. I was just going bout my day.
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She needs her education. When I was six I was never allowed to skip school, and even to this day am not allowed.

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While I view that totally unacceptable, I also consider it the business of this child's parents. There are a lot of things in life that are not right or fair. This is just one of them.

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It's not just them, though, they are affecting another innocent person. It isn't unfair to us...doesn't matter to us, does it.
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Yes, they are affecting another innocent child and that's not fair. They are bad parents and that's not fair. Life's not fair. As long as they are not breaking the law, there's nothing anyone can or should do. Is that fair? No, but that's life. Bummer for the little kid.
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Sounds like too much gossip

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***** For one thing, that's gossip and you don't know if it's true. It sounds off because the school would call child services because it's against the law unless she is being home schooled.*****

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She is a neighbor of mine and she does go to public school it was just what I heard someone say it was never mentioned again I was just wondering what you all thought.
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When a child starts dictating what they will or will not do, especially about something that important, we have a future monster on our hands :(
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Parents need to be parents, not their kids friends.
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Alright well thanks I wasn't trying to put on some gossip thing or something I'm not like that I was just seeing what you all thought about it.
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That's fine. My comment about the gossip was meant about your neighbor :)
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I was just wondering the real reason why you un followed me it was because I am interested in the Paranormal ?
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No, because I gave you a truthful honest answer and you had it deleted. I don't have respect for that. I have experienced the paranormal. You didn't like my answer so you deleted it.
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Ohhh wait no I didn't delete it the m@ds did . They didn't give me time to look at it. sorry bout that.
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Why would they delete it?
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I don't know but I know I didn't.
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Ok :)
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I am being honest with u.
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Ok, it's all good.
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Thanks Summer !
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Im not a parent but I do know that it is wrong to ask a 6 year old because she is too young to understand and what if she says she doesn't want to go school at all, then what? So I think its wrong.

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Ever heard of gossip? Rude. None of your business or ours for that matter.

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Yeah I know it was just someone told me about it I was just going about my business.
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It's against the law and if the child misses to many days the school should report the parents. How is that giving the child a good education unless they are also homeschooling the child. If I knew this I would report it.

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Yeah normally I just let it pass by honestly I don't wanna cause any drama or trouble.
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Yeah I am like that too but this is a child who does not have a voice.
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Surprised the school she attends (occasionally) doesn't question her constant absences. Maybe your neighbor has just heard rumors. Hopefully this is the case.

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Hm yeah maybe I mean it isn't like all of the time just on some days but still.
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If it's true, the school is reporting each absence to the school board. After a certain number of unexcused absences, the parents receive a legal notice to schedule a conference with the school administration. They may receive home visits from officers to address the truancy. So if this is true, then the parents could very well end up in jail.

People don't just get to decide if they "feel like" going to school. If those neighbors haven't gone to jail yet, I think this is just gossip.

Here's Philly's process:
http://www.elc-pa.org/pubs/downloads%202009/Truancy%20Process%20in%20the%20School%20District%20of%20Phila%202-6-09.pdf

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Well I mean I was just going about my business than I heard it from a neighbor.
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Whether it's right or wrong, that's between the School and the Parent's. It's gossip. There's a saying that they teach in Kindergarten, it's very simple: "You take care of You".

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Thanks. I never mentioned it since someone told me nor did anyone else like I was saying just wanted to see what u all thought.
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I detest nosey people.
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I wasn't being nosy someone just told me when I was outside and never spoke of it again.
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