Thanks for responding. You may remember me from last week, with another parent who has a vendetta out for us. This new woman is her friend...
The second sentence isn't just a question, she's actually asking how we can punish her child. It's like saying 'when did you beat your wife last?'.
There's an implied assumption that we have actually punished her child, when in reality, I spent the entire day yesterday giving her options of what her son could do.
Can you tell me (and I probably should have done this with the first woman), if I ask her not to contact us in any way, if she does, where do we stand?
She has said that she will withdraw from classes, so effectively no, not now.
That's the thing - we don't know how much damage they have done or will do. The first woman's Facebook rants were pretty bad.
I agree with not making a habit of it. The tricky thing is that these two have clearly been colluding as her choice of words mirrors exactly what the other woman wrote, so I have been very careful with what I've been replying.
I was just about to send this, but maybe she is trying to goad me with the careful coaching of her friend. It's doubtful this woman could do it on her own:
"I thought Jade cared about the children???""I just understand how you can punish a 8 year old who loves coming because the amount of classes he does is not enough can you explain???"
These are both fallacious statements as you well know.
You made the decision to not accept any of the other classes. How exactly is Jade punishing Toby? She has had to make changes to scheduling which you are not happy with. You were given alternatives which you didn't want. I think you need to go back and read the emails from yesterday where I explained very clearly about the competition classes. Did you read the new terms and conditions and enrolment documents?
I spent the day yesterday, very patiently, even though all of the up to date information had already been posted on the Facebook page, and waited until 7pm to help you to choose what class you could move T**y to since you aren't able to commit to the competition crew. You then emailed at 7:30pm when we were having dinner, demanding a phone call.
Every other parent paid and accepted the terms without issue, even where they had to make difficult choices about what classes their children participated in.
I am not prepared to spend any more time discussing this.
Please do not send any further communication to either myself or Jade or anyone related to us, via email, letter, SMS, voice mail, or any other medium, nor repeat these unfounded comments to others.
We just feel so helpless where we haven't responded or retaliated to either of them. My wife has even been to the doctors with chest pains and been prescribed medication. She told Jade that if the levels of stress continue she could develop angina worse.