Ok so I just started a new job last week. Basically it's a private tutoring/SAT prep/after school program. The parents are very wealthy.
Anyway the very first day I noticed a boy (about 8 or 9) who I was told had severe ADHD. Well, the boy was repeatedly throwing himself on the floor. I kept telling him to stop, but management told me to "leave him alone." When his mom arrived I wanted to talk to her about it but was dragged away by the owner, who told me sternly, "teachers are not allowed to talk to parents. These parents are very wealthy. They do not want to know the truth about their kids." Okay, so I kept my mouth shut. The next day the mom called irate that the boy had some chafing on his arm, and the owner wanted to know what happened. I pointed out that I tried to tell the mom that he was throwing himself on the floor, and she prevented me from talking to her. The owner said she'd take care of it.
Since then I've noticed this boy repeatedly engaging in self-harming behaviors, whether it's throwing himself against a wall, kicking himself, and every adult seems to just not blink an eye. Usually, his mom doesn't pick him up, his driver picks him up. (Yes his family has a driver. And a butler.) Today there were two adults in the room besides me when he took a plastic bag and put it over his head and started tying a knot. I freaked out, screamed for him to stop, and again, the owner of the place took me to task for "freaking out." She said he was "just playing" and he has ADHD and the mom doesn't want to hear about it, so I should just calm down. I pointed out that god forbid something happened to him, we'd be responsible. She shrugged and said "that's why we have you to supervise."
Anyway there's only three days left of this after school program, but ... what would you guys do in a situation like this? The owner seems to take a very "relaxed" attitude towards what I consider to be very disturbing behaviors. I don't want to get blamed if god forbid something happens. I found out that previous teachers quit. Should I quit?