This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)

Would you pull your child out of school for "fun activities"?

  1. MyGirlThursday profile image80
    MyGirlThursdayposted 6 years ago

    Would you pull your child out of school for "fun activities"?

    Kids are given 3-4 long breaks during the school year, and yet some parents pull their kids out of school when it is in session for movies, vacations, meals, and more. Teachers feel that this is cheating the child of a full education and promotes the idea that school isn't important. Would YOU pull your child out of school for a non-emergency?

  2. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    I really don't do that no, unless it's something very special or significant.  For example over spring break we were supposed to go to the zoo and weren't able to because a death in the family.  We spent his break dealing with a sad event.  One day was particularly nice and we did call off school and go to the zoo.  It's less crowded on weekdays and we both just wanted a break and to hang out together without crowds etc.

    He needed the mental break and he gets straight A's and so one day wasn't a big deal.  He realized it was a special treat and that school is important.   I think it all depends on the activities and why and if it's a regular thing.  I don't think kids should be pulled out of school to go to the movies or out for dinner etc.  Wait for the weekend.  If it's a "mental health" day once a year or something that will truly help them feel refreshed - it may be better for their learning to have the break for a day.

  3. TheLifeExperiment profile image57
    TheLifeExperimentposted 6 years ago

    Well, I don't have a child and am not planning on having one, but personally I think it depends. If the child has an important day at school and you pull him/her out to get a burger or something, that isn't good. But spending time with your kid is important- so if he/she didn't have anything important going on in school, and you wanted to pull them out to go on a hike, take a day trip, have a picnic- why not. As long as its not happening, say, every week smile

  4. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    Never!   Education is the most paramount activity in a child's life.    To pull a child out of school for fun activities is asinine at its worst and a form of child abuse at its best.   Children need to be in school for as long and as much as possible.

    Any activity to me which is not constructively educational is a total waste of time and a total nonissue.    Fun activities?   What fun activities, these activities are stupid and a total waste of time.   Children need to bury their heads in their books.   Fun activities are not going to help a child get anywhere careerwise.   Children must be taught the education ethic.   There is too much emphasis placed on social activities and not enough on education!

    My father raised me to eat, sleep, and breathe education.   He would frown upon such a premise.    He always stated to me that social life is often superfluous at best and that time should be spent educating oneself!  He further added that the most important thing in life is achievement, achievement, achievement!

Closed to reply