Thursday, April 01, 2010
more hurt than i can heal
Yesterday there was an incident. It was in a way all my fault. i had an out of control child. i followed my usual procedure ... i had the child wait with me for the parent to arrive. i had a quiet chat with parent and child and asked for the parent's help. When the parent left - he was witnessed kicking and throwing the child (10 years old) into the car. He was witnessed leaning over the front seat to punch this child. When another parent shouted out to him and tried to stop him, he peeled rubber (i think the expression is) out of the driveway and away from school.
i was stunned. i was sick to my stomach.
i called the principal - because i wanted to call the police.
i was told to wait till this morning and we would call DYP (department of youth protection) and speak to the child's worker.
As i lay in bed last night i could see all the children in my care this year. What i saw made me realize there are more children than i can count who are coming to school scared, beaten down, and beaten up, and abused. i mean .. my god !!! .. if i know of all these children....... what about the ones i don't know about like the lil guy last night???
It makes me sick to my stomach.
This will be my 3rd DYP case in less than a month..........
This is definitely more hurt than i can heal.