10 yr old boy insult 61 yr old auntie

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10 yr old boy insult 61 yr old auntie

Postby Strparent » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:41 am

I am a firm believer in Spoil the rod and spoil the child,

but imho for this case, its the parents who are at fault. :rant: :rant:

Story link here

What do fellow parents think ? :scratchhead:

A shocked an humiliated bus 'auntie' quit her job in a huff, after suffering a scolding by a primary school pupil from a prestigious school.

The boy called her "a beggar" and "poor", in front of the other pupils on the bus, and even announced that it was his mother who told him that.

Madam Huang, 61, who accompanies students on their ride in the school bus, tendered her resignation as she could not bear the injustice and humilation of being 'bullied' by a primary school pupil at her age.

Madam Huang contacted the Shin Min Daily News to complain about her treatment at the hands of the 10-year-old.

She told the reporter that had joined the transport company which provided school bus services two years ago - her role was to accompany the bus driver on his route to pick students up from their homes.

Madam Huang said there was a Primary 3 pupil who was particularly mischievous, and often ran around on the bus and behaved in an unruly manner. His antics gave her and the driver a headache, said Madam Huang.

"What if he suffers a fall on the bus?", said Madam Huang, who always asked that he sit right behind the driver's seat so she could keep a watch over him, but the boy refused.

Madam Huang said she had tried complaining to his mother about the boy's behaviour, but the mother did not apologise or promise to take him in hand.

Instead, she complained that Madam Huang was the one that was creating trouble for her son.

In April, when the boy refused to sit down and behave on board the bus, Madam Huang scolded him, but got a rude shock when he retorted: "You are a beggar, poor, no money."

Madam Huang said the driver, who had heard what he said, was taken aback by the boy's outburst as well, and questioned the boy.

The boy said his mother had told him that, and again repeated his insults.

Madam Huang said she felt humiliated, but could do nothing.

Madam Huang continued that after the June school holidays, she saw the boy wearing a school shoe with a hole in it. Remembering her humiliation from the previous incident, she then asked him: "You are rich and staying in a condominium, why are you still wearing this pair of tattered and torn shoes?"

She believes he had complained to his parents about her remarks, which resulted in Madam Huang being called in to the office by her supervisor regarding the matter. She was told she would be transferred to another bus from July 5 onwards.

On the same day, Madam Huang said she happened to bump into the boy's father. She complained to him about his son's behaviour, and said the boy would "be beaten up" in future, if he was not taken in hand.

The response from the father was "you better watch out", said Madam Huang.

But that was not the end of the matter. At the end of last month, Madam Huang received a warning letter from her company, which was the last straw.

In a fit of anger, she tore up the letter on the spot and quit. She even told her supervisor she is willing to pay compensation of a month's salary for her abrupt resignation.

"The letter indicated that I was rude to the parents, and I felt very aggrieved," said Madam Huang.

The contents of the letter stated that she did not follow her supervisor's instructions and "was involved in a confrontation with the student's parents again".

Madam Huang was cited for "insubordination", and warned that "more serious disciplinary action" would be taken if she repeated her offence.
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Re: 10 yr old boy insult 61 yr old auntie

Postby hquek » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:46 am

Read the news and was agog!

The parents didn't seem to care that the child was in danger if he continued to be allowed to play and horse around in the moving vehicle? And the mum can happily tell the child that auntie is poor etc and in an indirect manner, give the child ammo to insult auntie?

Sorry, I think such pp should be banned from engaging school bus service. Already it seems operators are reluctant to provide this service. If more quit becos of such treatment and therefore lead to no service provided or worse, one bus plying super long route, I wonder where parents are going to find help to bring their kids to/from school.

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Re: 10 yr old boy insult 61 yr old auntie

Postby UncleLim » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:54 am

There are always 2 sides to the story.

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Re: 10 yr old boy insult 61 yr old auntie

Postby raysusan » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:56 am

The boy said his mother had told him that

more likely is parents fault

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Re: 10 yr old boy insult 61 yr old auntie

Postby SCTAN » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:12 am

no respect at all...especially for a 10 yr old boy. Back to our times, we are not even allowed to raise our voices on elder ppl.

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Re: 10 yr old boy insult 61 yr old auntie

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:15 am

the child learns from the parents
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Re: 10 yr old boy insult 61 yr old auntie

Postby michyms » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:24 am

The parents are themselves rude, arrogant and disrespectful. Their child will not grow up to be any better.

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Re: 10 yr old boy insult 61 yr old auntie

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:30 am

Hopefully this story is a good learning point and reminder for us as parents. Whatever the child is or do negatively, it is the parents who will be pointed out first, rightfully or wrongfully...it is a lifetime responsibility that we have to bear.

Re: 10 yr old boy insult 61 yr old auntie

Postby dingdongrc » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:31 am

This sounds horrible. I can bet that my kids will not be able to get off scotch-free if they did this. Daddy will be hot on their heels. :mad: :nunchuk:

Gauging from the source of the new : Shin Min, I would discount it by 30% and perhaps give the other side a chance to explain. I think the events are right but dunno if they are half-truths. :?

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Re: 10 yr old boy insult 61 yr old auntie

Postby Funz » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:35 am

at 10 yrs old, a kid is capable of 'name dropping' to support whatever cause he is putting up, be it true or not that the person did say or do that.

While the boy and the parents may not have been model kid and parents, in this case I think the parents do have grounds for complains. Being an adult she should not have mocked the kid even if he had been rude to her. She can talk to the parents about the boy's behaviour on the pretext of the boy's safety but she is wrong in critcising the parents and telling them that the boy will be 'beaten up' if not taken into hand.

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