June 18, 2024 at 9:38 pm

Their Daughter Got a D On An Assignment, But This Mom Is Refusing To Intervene With The Teacher So The Daughter Learns A Lesson

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: Reddit/AITA

Kids gotta learn!

They need to learn to follow the rules (for the most part) and realize that if they don’t, there are gonna be problems…

So is this parent wrong for not stepping in after their daughter got a bad grade for going rogue on an assignment?

Read their story and see what you think.

AITA because I won’t ask the teacher to change my daughter’s grade?

“My daughter Ines is in the 8th grade. I am a single parent who is barely getting by. We can’t afford the activities for the graduating class like trips to New York, dances, etc.

I told Ines this and she seems to understand that we just can’t afford it.

I got called in to talk to her English teacher over a paper she wrote last month. The prompt was “what I did on spring break.”

Ines spent it at home or tagging along with me to my job.

But instead she wrote this ten page story about how she found this door in the office I clean that took her to the past.

The teacher wasn’t cool with it.

She wrote a short fiction story instead of the paper her teacher wanted. She got a D.

Ines wanted me to convince the teacher to change her grade.

I told her that she can’t submit short stories instead of homework, so she deserves that poor grade.

But Ines said that she doesn’t have anything to work with otherwise she dislikes English.

We are going back and forth. She has a C in English and I told her she is grounded until she gets her grades up.

Sorry, kid!

Ines is upset and won’t speak to me.

I had another meeting with a school counselor who suggests that I’m being too harsh on her, and to encourage her to write more.

That’s not the problem.

My problem is that Ines doesn’t listen to me or her teachers and acts like she’s living in that dimension in her stories. That’s not how the real world works.


Here’s how Reddit users reacted.

This reader called them an *******.

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Another person shared their thoughts.

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This individual wasn’t happy with them…

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Another person agreed they’re an *******.

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Sounds like folks think they’re being too tough on her.

And I think they might be right.

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