Parent Refuses to Reveal Personal Matter to Daughter's Male Teacher

Male teacher.
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When a 5th-grade girl gets her first period, it can be quite overwhelming. When her mother decides to take a mental health day for her, it's a personal matter that should be respected. But not for this male teacher who thought he had the right to know everything.

The mother is stuck between keeping her daughter's privacy and the school's rules. Was she too harsh with the teacher? Or was he really just trying to help?

Read the full story to find out what happened and let us know what you think!

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Standing up to an overbearing teacher. 👏

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Protective parent stands up to male teacher's invasive questions.

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Mother stands up to intrusive male teacher, sets a boundary 🚫

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Husband defends daughter's teacher, mom reflects on brashness 🤔

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Mom refuses to disclose personal matter to daughter's male teacher 😠

When a child experiences a personal matter, it's understandable that a parent would want to keep it private. But what happens when a teacher demands to know the reason for the child's absence?

A mother found herself in that very situation when her daughter got her first period and they took a mental health day. The male teacher insisted on knowing the reason for the absence, but the mother refused to disclose the personal matter. The teacher even went as far as to say it would be an unexcused absence if she didn't tell him.

The mother stood her ground and left, feeling like she may have been too brash. She later wondered if she was in the wrong. What do you think of this teacher's behavior? Was the mother justified in keeping the personal matter private or should she have disclosed it to the teacher?

Share your thoughts about the situation in the comments below.

NTA. Commenters express concern over the teacher's behavior and suggest reporting him.

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Concerned parent shares red flags about daughter's teacher behavior 🚩

DrinkMeToGetSmaller | DrinkMeToGetSmaller

Concerns raised about teacher's behavior towards daughter, NTA response given 🤔

Urbanyeti0 | Urbanyeti0

Male teacher's behavior towards parent disturbing, report him immediately ⚠️

solo954 | solo954

Mom defends daughter from creepy male teacher. NTA 🚫👨‍🏫

YDHmanC1 | YDHmanC1

Protecting your child's privacy and standing up to power trips 👏

BlueRipley | BlueRipley

Parent defends daughter's privacy against invasive teacher questioning. NTA 👍

SeparateTea | SeparateTea

Engaging with a teacher should be optional, not mandatory 👍

LizHylton | LizHylton

Concerns raised over teacher's behavior toward students. NTA, report immediately.

GlassSandwich9315 | GlassSandwich9315

Parent stands up to teacher, NTA. Replies suggest caution ⚠️

Tinker8818 | Tinker8818

Parent faces inappropriate behavior from teacher; NTA for reacting.

alineofreitas | alineofreitas

Parent refuses to reveal personal info to teacher, faces harassment. NTA.

B1ueberry_Muff1n | B1ueberry_Muff1n

Teacher crosses a line, parent not in the wrong for privacy 🚫

shtoopee | shtoopee

Respect your daughter's privacy! NTA for standing up.

miyuki_m | miyuki_m

Parent defends their right to privacy and student's absence. 🤐

c00750ny3h | c00750ny3h

Parent stands up to teacher, avoids assault. NTA wins.

Myobright2344 | Myobright2344

Male teacher crosses boundaries, parent stands firm, and raises suspicion.

Aylauria | Aylauria

Protecting daughter's privacy. NTA suggests contacting school board 👍

cheechie64 | cheechie64

Teacher crosses line, parent stands up. NTA.

evie_xoxoxo | evie_xoxoxo

🚨 Don't let jerks get away with it, report them! 🚨

Gentrash | Gentrash

Respect privacy. Teacher should not meddle in personal affairs. #NTA 🙅‍♀️

SmadaSlaguod | SmadaSlaguod

Concerned parent questions male teacher's behavior towards daughter. 🤔

UpsetTrainer3922 | UpsetTrainer3922

Respect privacy. Teacher has no right to know personal matters. 👍

xndrshifts | xndrshifts

Protecting your child's privacy or overreacting? 🤔

Nykki72 | Nykki72

Father defends daughter, calls out inappropriate male teacher behavior 🚫👨‍🏫

NapSweaterShineUpp | NapSweaterShineUpp

Mom stands up to inappropriate male teacher, earns NTA verdict

Akasgotu | Akasgotu

Protecting daughter's privacy from teacher: NTA and file complaint 🙅‍♀️

Alberta_FishBeDaName | Alberta_FishBeDaName

Parent defends decision, teacher overreacts to one-day absence 🤔

Just_the_doctor1988 | Just_the_doctor1988

Concerning encounter with daughter's male teacher raises red flags.

gsydhsbj | gsydhsbj

Excused vs unexcused absences - teacher clarifies legal responsibility, NTA

sreno77 | sreno77

Protecting personal privacy from male teacher, husband takes wrong side

monkeymo6 | monkeymo6

Teacher should respect privacy, NTA handled it well 🤝

i_declareathumbwar | i_declareathumbwar

Privacy concerns in schools: why do teachers need absence details? 🤔

whiskrkitty | whiskrkitty

Protecting your child's privacy is important. 👍

JuWoolfie | JuWoolfie

Parent defends right to privacy in child's absence from school. 💪

loloannd | loloannd

Strong reaction against teacher's behavior from commenter.

capothecapo | capothecapo

Respecting privacy boundaries is important. NTA.

notyourusualsaturday | notyourusualsaturday

Teacher oversteps boundaries, commenter supports parent's decision. 🚫

LadySygerrik | LadySygerrik

Teacher crosses line, parent stands firm. NTA 👍

lost-cannuck | lost-cannuck

Report this behavior to admin for the safety of students 🚨

Usagi_Shinobi | Usagi_Shinobi

Parent stands up to teacher's power-play, NTA

charlieprotag | charlieprotag

Commenter supports parent's decision, expresses disbelief and frustration. 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♂️

MagicalJunicorn | MagicalJunicorn

Teacher crosses the line by prying into private family matter 🤨

Ornery_Doughnut_5495 | Ornery_Doughnut_5495

Protecting student privacy important. Teacher not entitled to medical info. 👍

OrangeCubit | OrangeCubit

Teacher accused of inappropriate behavior towards student's parent.

Buddhadevine | Buddhadevine

Standing up to a bully dad with a NTA response 🙌

Beautiful_Bird_4092 | Beautiful_Bird_4092

Privacy first! NTA shuts down nosy male teacher 👊

i-have-a_cat | i-have-a_cat

Protecting your child's privacy is important! 🤫 NTA!

Justtakeit1776 | Justtakeit1776

Setting boundaries with teachers, NTA 🚫👨‍🏫

Coco_Dirichlet | Coco_Dirichlet

No explanation needed for parent to call school. NTA 📞

TransBurritoJames | TransBurritoJames

Concerned parent warns of abnormal behavior from male teacher 👨‍🏫

DataLady | DataLady

Respecting boundaries: Teacher's role limited to academics. 📚

QuackLikeMe | QuackLikeMe

Standing up to a creepy teacher. 🙅‍♀️

fizzle365 | fizzle365

Protecting daughter's privacy from nosy teacher, NTA 😊

Thisisthatguy99 | Thisisthatguy99

Teacher's behavior towards parent crosses the line. NTA.

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Respect your privacy! NTA 🙅‍♀️

Triplicated | Triplicated

Protecting your child's privacy is always NTA 👍

MotherOfCrotchFruit | MotherOfCrotchFruit

Standing up for privacy rights at school. 🙅‍♀️

Fancy-Sock-7365 | Fancy-Sock-7365

Trust your instincts and report any suspicious behavior 😬

thenone294 | thenone294

Protecting daughter's privacy from nosy teacher. NTA 🙅

MikeZones | MikeZones

Commenter supports parent's decision and labels the teacher as creepy

RepresentativeTea128 | RepresentativeTea128

Privacy matters. NTA for not sharing personal details with teacher.

kinkakinka | kinkakinka

Protecting personal privacy from nosy teacher, NTA 👍

MsArduenna | MsArduenna

Asserting boundaries: NTA comment shuts down nosy teacher.

nuts_n_bolts | nuts_n_bolts

Drawing boundaries with your child's school is important 🚫🏫

sasky2ne1 | sasky2ne1

Parent defends decision to not reveal personal info to teacher.

This_Grab_452 | This_Grab_452

Protecting personal privacy: NTA for standing your ground 👏

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Protective parent shields daughter's privacy from male teacher. ✊

Ok-Mammoth83 | Ok-Mammoth83

Boundaries are important, NTA! 🚫👨‍🏫

Jamericangal78 | Jamericangal78

Concerned about potential bullying by male teacher, NTA recommends reporting.

Minute_Box3852 | Minute_Box3852

Skipping school for family fun led to success 🎓🙌

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