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funny parenting image son needs absent note after going to harry potter theme park for vacation
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My nephew missed 3 days of school to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Afterward, the school made my sister fill out this "attendance behavior improvement" plan.

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Kid Asks Mom Too Many Questions About Her Divorce, Learns They Played Instrumental Role In Separation

This 21-year-old recounts a truly traumatizing experience where they ended up "ratting out" their mom for cheating on their dad who was on away on military stuff. Apparently the guy staying with his cheating mom was claiming to play a role of "protector" while their dad was away. Talk about swinging low, man. That's just terrible. 

TIFU thread about kid who asked parents about divorced and found out it was his fault
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parenting school news School Teacher Brought Kids to an Adult Toy Store for a Field Trip
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Minneapolis teacher, Starri Hedges, is now dealing with upset parents after taking kids from middle to high school age on a field trip to a local adults-only emporium named Smitten Kitten. The store itself offers educational workshops which the students took part in from a library section of the store that was separate, but apparently in view of, the products they offer. Angry parents were not aware of the trip before it took place but since the school in question is a K-12 private school, it is unclear whether any laws were broken.

Hedges herself admitted to the Star Tribune that she "unfortunately didn't’ communicate well enough with parents ahead of time”." While that was unquestionably poor judgment, the rest of the issues surrounding the trip remain in a grey area. Investigation is ongoing to the conditions of the shop and context of the trip to determine if Hedges or the store violated any laws by bringing the students there.