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View Poll Results: Should you tell your child's teacher their father is incarcerated?
Yes, definitely it will only benefit your child in the long run. 18 26.47%
No, especially if your child is "well-adjusted". 14 20.59%
Only when you absolutely need to, until then its better to keep the truth a secret. 36 52.94%
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:41 AM
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I'm a great believer what children should be told the truth. But when my daughter was 4 her brother was sent to prison and I told her the truth as I knew I would be taking her to visit. I told her teacher the truth as she had been quiet in class as she missed her brother big time. The teacher was very understanding and didn't judge the family at all. Now I have grandchildren 11, 9 and 8 and they know grandad is in prison.
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My situation is an interesting one. I taught a young girl in kindergarten last year (I'm in Australia and she was 4 and turned 5 in July) Although quite a capable child and engaged in her play and my program well she did not respond well to change (her Aunty moved out of her home for a short period) and she did not cope with this as when she wasn't at kindergarten (only 2 days a week) she spent it with the Aunty.

Now.. I am dating her father and her father is in prison (sentenced mid March) I have made the decision in the best interest of her and the way she struggles with change in particular to family living arrangement and dynamics that it was critical I informed both her classroom teacher (as she has now started formal schooling - her first year) and the school principal. I didn't go into full details but basically explained that her father was inprisoned at this stage for 9 months and I would keep them informed of any change.
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