Actions Should Always Have Consequences


 What do you think of students having all the power these days ? If a student behaves badly and is sent home, parents can give a lawyer a call. What about if the child doesn’t make the band, or top sports  team ? Do you think it should end up in court ? Sounds pretty disgusting to me.

If you are a Kiwi ( New Zealander ), you may recall a girl writing a speech about how teachers are useless. She was directed towards discipline, but then the whole thing ended up turning around. She placed her speech on Facebook, and had the support of many. This is one of the dangers of social media. I’m quite happy to say she didn’t have my support. Where is her respect for teachers. Where are her morals ? I also read of University students setting up a website / page which ran down a lecturer /professor. They said it was his fault they didn’t achieve the results they desired…. Seems a bit odd to me.

For a long time there has been the question of winning and losing. Should 5 year old sport have a   winner ? Maybe, maybe not. But, I think we should still be directing our kids for a winning attitude.   One of the ingredients for this is respect. Most will have the happiest days with a successful career, happy relationship.. I could go on. But it is OK to lose,not get that job you wanted. A bit of failure could increase your motivation. It would be great if life was easy. We all have good and bad days. I do anyway.

Eventually, our children end up out in the real world . When they don’t get that job, can they go to court about that. There will be some things in life that don’t go their way. That’s life.

Yes, we do need to be there to support our kids. I am most grateful for what my parents have done for me and still continue to do. I’m also grateful for their role as Grandparents. But, part of that role is teaching the likes of respect. A top of the list is to respect adults, and a teacher is in that category. Teachers can’t carry out their roles if they don’t have respect. You go to school to learn, not to criticize. I am not judging what my sons teacher is doing each day. A winning formula starts at home. Everything starts at home. Parents should be the ones we look to when things take a turn in the wrong direction. That tiresome habit of blaming government for most family related problems. You are responsible for your children, not the government.

So, lets stand up and be accountable for our behavior. Lets be accountable for the ones we love as well.

Actions Should Always Have Consequences  !!!!


  1. jesse on July 19, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Well said “Winning formula starts at home”. Well written and yes we are bound to respect teachers and success and failure is the outcome how we sow our seed and prune. Good job admin

  2. Sam on July 29, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I’m not sure I totally agree with you on this one. I’m a teacher, currently a University professor, but I’ve taught younger kids as well, and I don’t think respect should be given unconditionally to teachers just because they are teachers. Students and kids are humans too – they shouldn’t be required to give respect to a title. Sure, a basic level of human-to-human respect is necessary and should be taught at home, but if a teacher can not earn the respect of their students, then I think that’s ok.

    Blatant disrespect or rudeness from young people isn’t ok, but I don’t think respect comes from a title. If people legitimately feel that their education isn’t up to standard and choose to voice that concern, we should look at it and ask some questions. Why aren’t they happy? What could we do better?

    • admin on July 29, 2015 at 2:45 am

      Some interesting points. My wife is a teacher. I think for me it comes back to respecting adults. It’s a different world than I grew up in.
      Ya know, social media, technology !!
      Thanks for your comment.

  3. Dana on July 29, 2015 at 2:23 am

    You are so right, it all starts at home. Respect is one of the first things to learn in life. Respect for themselves as well as others.

    • admin on July 29, 2015 at 2:50 am

      Yes, themselves is an important one as well.
      Thanks for the feedback.

  4. Marissa on July 29, 2015 at 2:29 am

    I know many teachers who would thank you for this. Teaching respect does start at home, but unfortunately parents don’t demand it from their kids anymore.

    • admin on July 29, 2015 at 2:48 am

      Thats right,parents don’t always demand respect. Everything starts at home.
      My wife is a u may have read.

  5. Christine on July 29, 2015 at 2:53 am

    I so agree, this world has no consequences. I always wonder does it have to do with the fact that Generation X has given rise to this Millenial generation who demands everything be given to them just because. It’s a very sad thing. I’ve recently been exposed to the world of coding and I am amazed that it is expected as a rule that employers bow down to the employees. It’s no longer what can I do for the company, but what the company will do for me.

    • admin on July 29, 2015 at 3:46 am

      It’s great to see we share the same type of view of employment. I agree with what you are saying there.
      The Employer is always made to look like the bad guy. Just like the Landlord is..
      Thank you

  6. Dawn on July 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Most definitely actions should have consequences, and they always do. The reality is some people ignore the consequences and keep on doing what they want or validating their ideas. Ultimately, what we do leaves a mark on us and on others and if we are not living by the Golden Rule it will follow us and catch us.

    • Bryce on July 29, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      I think of these students, young ones, that have been in the media. People will remember this when they are looking for employment. Many would look at them in a different light. Was it all worth it ?

  7. Caitlin on July 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Yes, respect is certainly not promoted to some people as it used to be. I also agree with an above statement that respect is something that is earned. But being respectful is something that we should do, and teach our kids to do, regardless of the others actions. We cannot control others reactions, but can control our response.

    • Bryce on July 29, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      Yes, more respect should be earned over a period of time. If someone has helped alot over a period of time, more respect should be earned.

  8. Keelie Reason on July 29, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I completely agree with you. We all should understand that our actions have a cause and effect. Do something positive, something positive results. Do something negative, something negative results. Definitely something we are loosing in this society.

    • Bryce on July 29, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Thats a good word to be using. Being Positive is the best policy.

  9. Jennifer S. on July 29, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I think you can respect the title even if you don’t respect the person with the title. I also think if a student has a problem with a teacher the differences should be aired respectfully and privately. Wouldn’t the student want the same respect showed to them? It’s sad to see how little respect adults are given today by children, and I hate to think about what the world will like in another twenty years.

    • Bryce on July 29, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Yes, thinking about 20 yrs down the track is a tough one. Think about social media where it is today. Children spend to much time in ipads, ipods, whatever , NOW !

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