One mom didn't expect to receive a note from her child's teacher about the contents of her son's lunchbox...
The parent has been left in disbelief...
via: GettyAfter a teacher left a note concerned about the contents of her child's lunchbox, for an unlikely reason.
Of course, a teacher holds a huge amount of responsibility.
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The majority of children look up to their teachers...
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So if a teacher is seen doing anything...
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Because at the end of the day...
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Teachers also have a responsibility to look after their pupils.
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Even if their concern is something as small as what their student brought for lunch.
But one mom has brought attention to the issue this week.
A mom whose son has ASD ...
And therefore some rather more specific dietary requirements.
So when she received a complaint from a teacher...
It's safe to say, she was not pleased.
She even took to Facebook to share her complaints.
And questioned whether the teacher should have just stayed out of it.
"So this is how I pack my son's lunch for school."
"Most days it will come home full and he never eats the fruit."
"My son is six years old and has ASD LVL2 and SPD."
"He is extremely particular with what he eats and only has a very small group of foods that he will eat."
"These mostly include dry biscuits, ham, plain bread."
"Plain pita, no sauces, no dips, no vegetables, no spreads on bread etc."
"He only eats very dry foods that don't have much moisture in them at all."
"Do you see a problem with this lunch?"
"Today his teacher told him that he needs to eat more fruit and vegetables and that his lunches contain too many dry biscuit options."
"She's aware of the fact that he has autism and SPD but still has the audacity to tell me that his lunch isn't healthy enough."
"I am absolutely fuming at her unprofessional behavior and lack of compassion and understanding toward my son's disability."
"Please feel free to comment below with some vegetable alternatives because I have tried everything imaginable as well as hour upon hour of occupational therapy to encourage my son to eat a wider variety of fruits and vegetables and unfortunately we have been unsuccessful."
"I accept that this is a part of autism but would love to hear from some parents out there who are currently experiencing the same difficulty with this issue."
Other moms have also spoken out in support.
"What does she even mean that it's not healthy enough? There's fruit, yogurt, various meat components, bread, and wraps. I don't understand," one replied.
"I'm sorry, but when did it become normal for teachers to be able to dictate to parents what their children can and can't eat (I understand when it comes to food allergies at the school though)?" another agreed.
Another mom offers, "Tell her she needs a new profession. You're doing a great job mummy. It looks fine to me. Best he eats something than nothing. Put in a complaint."
While teachers have also offered their views...
"I'm a teacher and my son is a fussy eater. I'm so sorry your son's teacher has behaved this way."
"If she is aware of your son's needs, she has behaved in an extremely unprofessional manner. To make a comment like that to any student is wrong."
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