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.
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 !!!!