Teacher demands mom invites 30 students to daughter’s birthday party: ‘This is ridiculous’

A mom is feeling pressured to invite her daughter’s entire class over for a party. 

She explained the situation Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum. Her daughter is 8 years old and doesn’t have very many friends. Instead of a big birthday party, she wanted four of her close friends to come over for a fun gathering. But when her teacher found out, the teacher demanded the mom invite the whole class. 

“I got an email from her teacher where she essentially called me out for my ‘lack of inclusivity,'” the mom wrote

The teacher alleged her daughter was bullying kids who weren’t invited, but the mom can’t afford to host a party with 30 kids. Moreover, she was scared her daughter would be bullied at her own party. 

“I politely told the teacher this and explained that it wasn’t even a party but a get together for her closest friends,” she explained. “Now I’m getting loads of angry emails from parents of kids who weren’t invited asking me why not and pressuring me to invite their kids.” 

Redditors thought the teacher was out of line. 

“This is ridiculous,” a user wrote

“It’s your daughter’s birthday. She is entitled to have a birthday she can enjoy,” another said

“The entitlement of those parents is wild,” a TikToker replied

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