Starting school for the first time can be challenging, but what makes it even worse is having a horrible teacher. Something wasn’t okay with Tomas’s daughter after starting school, and a part of him knew it wasn’t the typical ‘settling into new surroundings’ situation.
She Didn’t Want To Go To School
Eventually, things came to a breaking point for Tomas when his daughter began crying every morning and refused to go to school. It was passed the point of just being nerves. Now he knew something was seriously wrong and needed to get to the bottom of it.
Tomas’s daughter refused to tell her dad and mom about what was upsetting her. That didn’t take away from the fact that her parents knew there was something wrong. Her excitement and joy had vanished at an alarming rate, and it was time to fix it.
How They Raise Their Children
Tomas and his wife had a specific mindset on how to raise their children. They believed that nourishment, positivity, and support were vital to ensure their children grow to be successful adults. That’s when they realized that someone might be hindering this foundation.
Thinking Long and Hard
The more Tomas thought about it, the more he began realizing that something must be going on at school. However, he struggled to find a way to figure out precisely what it was that was affecting his daughter so badly. That’s when he started devising a plan
He knew he had to figure out what was going on at the school. However, he also knew that he couldn’t go to the school to investigate because the teachers or students would act differently. He needed to hear exactly what he was sending his child into every day.
Finally, Tomas had an idea. His solution was to literally ‘listen in’ to what was happening at the school. How was he going to do that? He made a small audio device that would allow him to listen to everything his daughter was being exposed to.
How Did He Do That?
Tomas was very creative in his approach to finding out what was wrong with his daughter. He placed the listening device carefully in his daughter’s hair. This allowed him to hear everything that was going around his daughter without exposing what he was doing.
She Didn’t Know
Tomas was very clever about what he was doing. He thought and planned everything. Tomas knew that he couldn’t tell his daughter about the listening device in her hair. He didn’t want her distracted by it all day, and she was so young that she could have accidentally exposed what her father was doing.
Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures
Tomas knew this was drastic, but he never questioned his sanity. Most parents would think that this is too far, but Tomas was sick at the thought of how his daughter’s emotional state had been affected, and he was going to do all he could to find out more.
The Waiting Period
Tomas couldn’t stop thinking about it all day. He kept thinking about everything that his daughter must be experiencing right at that time. He just wanted her home so that he could get down to the bottom of what exactly was going on.
The Time Had Come
Finally, it was home time, and Tomas’s daughter was in her family home’s safe space. Armed with the listening device, Tomas got to listening and what he heard was infuriating. Anger was spread across his entire body as he listened to the recording.
The Troubling Teacher
Tomas’s suspicions were correct. It just goes to show that a parent’s gut doesn’t lie. He realized that his daughter’s teacher was abusing her power, which only fueled Tomas’s anger. He felt betrayed that someone they were paying to care for their child was the one hurting her.
Teachers Shouldn’t Do That
Tomas struggled to wrap his head around what he was hearing. He couldn’t believe that a teacher would behave this way. How could this teacher say such offensive things in such a nasty tone? What was he to do about the information he was armed with?
The Next Step
A protective nature comes out of parents when they see their children being mistreated. This was precisely the case for Tomas. However, he knew he couldn’t lose his temper over it and needed to keep a level-head to get something productive done.
Tomas didn’t want to take it up with the teacher because he knew it wouldn’t go anywhere, and he would end up getting angry. Instead, he decided to take the issue up with the public school district. He couldn’t let this go.
Not What He Wanted
Although Tomas did everything by the book and brought compiling evidence against the teacher, the school district failed to respond sufficiently. He was disappointed that the school district didn’t find the teacher’s actions as revolting as he did. How could this be?
Matters in His Own Hands
After the school district’s underwhelming response, Tomas decided that he needed to fix the problem himself. To him, the teacher getting a warning wasn’t good enough. He needed to make sure this would never happen again. You won’t believe what he decides to do.
The school did make an attempt to smooth things over by offering to switch his daughter to another class. However, Tomas wasn’t satisfied because he knew that there were other helpless children at the school that were still enduring the teacher’s abuse.