‘Dear Teacher’ T-Shirt Is Slammed For Celebrating Obnoxious Kids!
Slogan tees are nothing new and parents seem to take great pleasure in sending messages to the world via their kid’s shirts.
Sometimes the slogans are cute and harmless like “Mummy’s angel” or “I love trucks” but occasionally you’ll get a tee with a message that leaves you scratching your head.
As both a primary teacher and parent myself I can see why the latest slogan t-shirt is pissing people right off. In fact I too rolled my eyes when I saw it and remembered all those kids I taught that would literally speak to anyone and in fact anything in class given half the chance. I had one boy who spoke to his pencil case and claimed it was allowed because it wasn’t an ‘actual person’. Yeah, really funny Jimmy.
The TeeSpring shirt which is dividing the internet says “Dear Teacher, I talk to everyone so moving my seat won’t help!” It comes in a variety of colours for both girls and boys and retails for around $22. Not a lot of money to guarantee your child’s teacher becomes even more annoyed with your ‘chatty’ child!
The tees have been shared on Facebook page Daily Liked with many tagging their friends on it and ordering it for their own kids ASAP because it’s just so fitting.
Others however think it’s totally disrespectful and rude to educators.
“Really! Her parents are raising a little brat who will never make it in the real world,” one user wrote. “Funny now, but wait until she is a teen. They won’t know what hit them then she rebels THEM … like they taught her.”
“My true feeling is that sometimes, incorrectly, parents think it is funny to encourage their children to be disobedient in school, as this photo portrays,” another wrote. “Teaching a child, and in this case, rewarding a child (cool picture on Facebook for the WORLD to see) to be disobedient in school can, and will, lead to greater problems in the future. Silly me … could it be just a teacher’s point of view?”
“Maybe parents should teach their children that school is for learning and recess is for socializing — or homeschool their kids!” another user wrote.
Those who saw the funny side of the slogan wrote comments like:
“I’m buying this for my snotty granddaughter and if I can’t buy it I’m making it. Her teacher will love it because she doesn’t get offended by every little thing and bet my little outspoken 8-year-old won’t be disrespected by her schoolmates either. She’s taught to give respect and to show respect, she’s also taught to be herself and I won’t except anything less.”
“I’m a retired educator of 34 years and I think it is hilarious! I have moved kids all of over the classroom and sometimes in never helped,” one teacher wrote. “I can actually remember little ones that could have worn this shirt!”
“I am a preschool teacher by trade. Here is what I know. Some people JUST talk to process information,” another educator commented. “No disrespect intended or given. s a child, I was this kid. Move me up by the teacher. My dream spot. I could talk to the teacher. I loved it.”“Wow!!! Give this lady a break. I’m sure it was meant to b funny & not disrespectful. Anyone who’s got an ADD or ‘chatty’ child can relate to this,” another user commented. “Just bc she talks a lot DOESN’T mean her parents haven’t taught her to be respectful to the teacher(s)! Besides maybe she will keep a kid from feeling bullied. We were all created to be unique.”
“Lighten up people, way too damn serious. Need to laugh more. It’s a joke … Get real and lighten up!!!!! Life’s way too short,” another added.
What do you think of slogans like this? Are they just cute or are they promoting bad behaviour in children?