It’s a question I have been asking myself A LOT lately. What Kind Of Kids Are We Raising?
The spark that finally lit the flame was as I was glancing through one of my local Facebook pages, I find a discussion being made about some comments that were found on a website about Winnemucca’s school system. As a mother, with one child in the school system (high school) and one starting (elementary school), of course I had to read on. It was basically some parents talking about how their kids weren’t learning anything and that the teachers were all worthless, discriminative, and only cared if you come from a family of money, your kids are actively in sports, or your last name means something. I don’t know about you, but the last time I checked there weren’t any celebrities living here.
I will be the first to admit that when it comes to homework and teaching math and science…there is no part of it that I feel like doing. But I also understand that as a parent it is my responsibility to help and teach my child. On the same note, I also know that they are capable of doing certain things themselves, and will persist that point across when needed.
As a parent you can’t rely on the school system to teach them everything they need to know. If you don’t trust in the school system, then get more actively involved ….meaning… make appointments with staff, teachers, and anyone else who will listen to what it is you need to be heard. Get to know your children’s teachers and show them that you are concerned about your child’s school performance.
I think certain measures only need to be taken if the act of going to school everyday is causing serious mental anxiety on your child. If your child comes home complaining that a teacher raised their voice at them or told them to
shut up be quiet and sit down (I am talking middle school to high school)…stop and think how many times you have done that. Try to think about the teacher who is responsible for multiple students in one class. I can only speak for myself, but I have a lot of respect for any one person, especially a teacher, that could handle that many revolving attitudes at once. That’s not saying that there aren’t any “bad teachers” out there either. I do know first hand from having two teenage boys in the school system that not every teacher is justified of having the profession of teaching.
It amazes me how upset I have seen some parents get because their kid got a scolding from a teacher. If your child one day decides they want to join the military, how do you think his/her drill sergeant is going to talk to them. We are preparing our kids for LIFE people! Wake up and quit whining unless you have a real reason to whine about something.
The word bullying is thrown around so much these days that I am beginning to wonder if they are going to create a medication for it. Yes, I understand that bullying exists…you give me a decade that it hasn’t? I remember being bullied several times throughout my “school life” but back then we just dealt with it an moved on. This doesn’t mean teach your kids to be bullies but rather teach them to defend themselves mentally and physically against said bullies. Teach your kids to be smarter than the bullies. Start this by teaching them at home that life isn’t always fair and you have to just get back up, dust your pants off, and move on!
If your child is having mental breakdowns from social media then GET THEM OFF THE INTERNET. Close their social media accounts. If they aren’t level-headed enough to understand that people can be hurtful via certain social medias then they aren’t mature enough to be on the computer unless it’s to look up info for a homework assignment. If social media is causing a problem….SHUT IT DOWN! Be parents! Because by you letting them walk all over you, you are only teaching them to let someone else walk all over them.
Just voicing my opinion,
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