Every day after school, thomas Valera would see his young daughter crying, and he knew something was very wrong. When he finally got to the bottom of the problem, he couldn’t believe what had been going on. He had to do something rather sneaky and very underhanded, but he knew the truth had to come out. Hello, wonderful people. I’m Scott Lefler for wonderbot.
And here is dad puts recording device in her hair. Catches teacher in the act. Starting school is never easy for a child. They need all the support possible from their parents to make this huge adjustment. It doesn’t matter how good a teacher is, it’s always a scary time for a child. With new routines, new faces, and a new environment. Some children struggle to cope with this big change in their lives in this difficult time of transition.
Starting a new school is made even worse for a child if they face a very strict or mean teacher. When it was becoming very clear that his daughter was having difficulty adjusting to her school, thomas knew he had to discover the cause of his little girl’s misery. Every parent wants nothing but the best for their child, and it’s normal to worry about your children if they’re in pain. Thomas was no different when he noticed that his daughter was struggling every day, he began to grow increasingly worried and alarmed. And every day his daughter’s behavior set off alarm bells in his mind.
Thomas immediately noticed a change in his daughter. She became increasingly emotional after starting her new school. At first, Thomas assumed that it was simply nerves relating to meeting new people and trying to perform well. But when it got worse over time, he knew that there was something more to it that he wasn’t seeing. More and more often, Thomas’daughter began to cry and begged to stay home from school.
Eventually, this became a daily routine in the Valero household. Every morning, his little girl would break down in tears. Thomas was understandably very worried about this. It kept getting worse until eventually Thomas could no longer handle it. Days turned to weeks, and weeks turned into months.
All the excitement and joy seemed to be gone from his daughter. But what was worse, she seemed to grow increasingly frightened of going to school. Every morning was a battle of will, but she was clearly terrified. It got so bad that she soon didn’t want to go to school at all. Being a concerned parent, Thomas tried to find out what was wrong.
He tried talking to his daughter, but she clammed up and refused to tell the truth. Thomas knew he couldn’t leave things like that. He also knew he couldn’t bear to see his daughter going on like this. But what was the alternative? Thomas daughter was going to Pine Grove elementary schools, kindergarten thomas had never noticed any problems with his daughter before this.
Before she started the new school, she always seemed to be a happy, friendly, healthy girl who was creative and easily made friends. Now she was like a different child. What had happened? Thomas noticed that the change in his daughter had started. Once she started attending the new school, he could pinpoint the time exactly.
This was when she went from being a happy little girl to an emotional wreck. Thomas began wondering what was causing it. Could it be the school or the children or even the teacher? Until this all happened, his daughter had been doing well in school. She got good grades.
Not to mention the detailed feedback reports about her had all been positive for the most part. At the same time, only a few months after she started going to the school, her grades as well as her demeanor started to slip. To top it all off, she would get emotional before as well as after school. What was happening? It became too much for Thomas to see his little girl act like this.
He felt so powerless. However, he knew all the same that it was time to get to the bottom of the situation. He’d reached a breaking point. We’re sure any parent would feel worried about the wellbeing of their child. It was hard seeing his daughter unhappy.
Every day, he was beginning to get more and more worried about her. The more he tried finding out what was wrong, the more the little girl shrank away. That’s when he realized what could really be going on. He thought about it a lot. Then he came to the conclusion that she must be getting bullied by one of her classmates or even by one of her teachers.
They had a stable and happy family life back home, so he knew that couldn’t be the root of his daughter’s unhappiness. But how could he find out the truth? It’s very important to be patient. It might even be one of the most important virtues. We can all learn, even if it’s difficult to practice.
When it comes to teaching small kids, this becomes that much more valuable. If you had to ever deal with kids, then you know how hard they can be handled. As an educator, patience is part of the job requirement. Even more concerning was that his daughter was still so young. She was in her formative years, meaning that she was going through a crucial and important time of her life.
What happens during this time of her life will mold her into the adults she’ll be in the future. That’s why it was so important for Thomas to get to the bottom of it. Thomas and his wife raised their two daughters and one son with a certain mindset, always making sure to surround them with positivity and encouraging them to be their best selves. They know how important it is to develop a strong sense of self and kids to prepare them for what the future holds. Thomas wasn’t going to let all his hard work be for nothing.
Keeping Thomas and his wife’s family values in mind, it makes sense that a harsh, mean teacher can seriously harm the children she cares for in the classroom. Thomas and his wife definitely didn’t want that for their little girl. They started suspecting that they were only just discovering the tip of the iceberg and uncovering a much bigger and ongoing problem. Being a resourceful person, thomas decided he needed to figure out what was going on with his daughter. He was having a hard time since his daughter was too young and shy to tell him about what was going on with her.
It was time for the worried dad to take matters into his own hands. Being the father that he is, he couldn’t just let his daughter get sadder and sadder with each passing day. He had enough and decided he was going to be the one to do something about it. The only question was how? He thought about it for a while.
Then he finally came up with the perfect plan. But how could Thomas hear what was happening at school without having to be there all the time? He knew that if he asked to sit in on the class one day, the teacher would just change her behavior. He needed a more creative solution to make sure he was catching her in the act. And so Thomas decided to listen in.
Literally. He planned and built a tiny hearing device. The next morning, he carefully placed it in his daughter’s hair. This would allow him to listen to exactly what was going on at her school. Hopefully, it would allow him to understand what she was experiencing there.
He knew that it was a very drastic way to go about it, but it was important to him. It was important not only to know what was going on, but to have proof on hand as well. He didn’t tell his daughter what he was putting in her hair, since he thought it might distract her throughout the day. Thomas couldn’t wait to see what would happen over the course of the school day, he waited for his daughter at the door and smiled at her as she ran up the driveway. He was excited to finally get that smile he knows and loves back on her face again.
And soon he’d know exactly what had been troubling her. When Thomas started listening to the recording, when she came home, he was shell shocked about what he heard. After listening to the whole thing, he was absolutely livid. He couldn’t believe that this had been going on for so long. But even though he was furious, he was still glad that he finally knew what was going on.
From the recording, it sounded like the teacher was being very mean to the students in her class. Thomas continued listening to the recording and realized this must be the reason for his daughter’s problems. He knew there was no time to waste. It was time for him to do something about it. He had to act fast.
He could tell that the teacher was taking advantage of her position in power. It hurt and infuriated Thomas to hear the person they’d paid to take care of their daughter behaving so carelessly. But why? He really couldn’t wrap his head around it at first. Why would she do this to her young students?
After he was listening, he found out that the teacher not only said offensive things to her students, but her condescending tone was also unnecessarily mean. The recording allowed Thomas to hear just how much she screamed and yelled at the kids in her care over the most trivial things. What should he do now? It’s sickened Thomas to see that a teacher would behave in such a way. So he decided it was time to raise the issue with the public school district.
When things like this happen to your children, it’s usually easier to take it up with someone who has the power to do something about it. He knew that approaching the teacher in question would get him nowhere. So instead of talking to the teacher directly, thomas decided there was a much better chance of changing things if he turned to the state school board instead. So that’s what he did. He set up an appointment to tell his and his daughter’s side of the story.
Despite the fact that Thomas had a valid complaint as well as proof to back it up, the school district did nothing to help him in any way. He couldn’t help but feel disappointed by the response he got from them. To him, it was absolutely sickening that the teacher had been tearing down children on a daily basis. Can you imagine just how upsetting it must be to hear they weren’t willing to do anything about the problem? They did say they disciplined the teacher for what she did, but that wasn’t enough for Thomas.
And what would happen when his daughter went back to school? He wanted them to do more than that. Thomas wasn’t happy at all about the response he received from the authorities. The teacher was still teaching the class his daughter was in. He couldn’t help but feel like it was time for retribution.
Soon enough, he’d made the decision to take it on himself to do something about Mrs. Duncan, the main kindergarten teacher. The school offered to move his daughter to another class. But this wasn’t just about his daughter anymore. Thomas was worried about the safety and wellbeing of all the kids.