Mom Confessions: I'm Not Getting My Kid's Teacher a Gift

Suzanne Murray
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It's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession

"Today is the last day of nursery school and I didn't give my son's teacher an end-of-year gift. We gave her a Christmas gift and she never even acknowledged it. I know teachers are busy but if she has time to ask for volunteers for the classroom, contributions to the bake sale, and request art supplies -- then she has time to write a quick thank-you. Even an email would be appreciated." -- Anonymous

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Is it rude for teachers not to write thank you notes for end-of-year or other gifts?

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Is it rude for teachers not to write thank-you notes for end-of-year or other gifts? Or do you see the gift as being a thank-you to the teacher?


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