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Old 19.05.2021, 14:54
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Re: Foreign Children in Swiss Public Schools

It is obvious that you used the search function - great job, not many newbies cotton on to that right from the start. Unfortunately, you have come upon a thread that was last active over 9 years ago, so it is unlikely that the people who were discussing the subject back then are still at the same stage of their life.

You give no indication of what is making you angry, so I'll just offer a general piece of advice: take a breath, remember that there WILL be two sides of this story and most people do not go through life with a great deal of awareness regarding the consequences of their actions. So it is unlikely that whatever happened was a conscious decision to cause upset. Even if it was, seek a dialogue with the teacher first. Teachers are humans too and if you can be the bigger person, you may find that you end up with an ally rather than an opponent. Directly "speaking to the manager" will likely not yield a favourable outcome, as much of what frustrates children (and, by extension, their parents) is highly subjective or a simple miscommunication/expectation mismatch. Understanding the person you consider to be at fault and seeing whether there is something that you can work on too is going to be better.

Again, this is just general advice based on the assumption that this is a one off event rather than a long-standing feud with an unhelpful teacher. We also don't know what age your child is; I don't have kids but I used to babysit children ages 0 to 12 and remember how dramatic the response to minor things can be. Of course, your child should always feel that you are on their side and that their grievance is valid while also remaining open to the idea that they aren't providing an entirely accurate view of things. The system here is very much based on the notion that the child has to be prepared for the road ahead rather than preparing the road to suit the child. That is not to say that there isn't roadside assistance available if it is needed.
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