I am sick and tired of hearing stories about bad kids in schools. Bad kids are cheating well behaved kids out of their education. Every time a teacher has to stop teaching to discipline a child the other kids are missing out on their education. Don't get mad at a teacher for calling you everyday telling you about your child's behavior. You may not think that laughing in class and making faces is not a big deal but it is a disruption to the class. Every time the teacher has to stop and tell your kid to behave, other kids are not being taught. If parents would raise their kids, they would go to school and know how to behave. The education system in this country would not suck as bad as it does right now.
Parents need to realize that its not cute if your 5 year old tells you no and hits you. When your child exhibits aggressive behavior towards others and shows no remorse, there is a problem that needs to be addressed. A big part of parenting is setting boundaries and discipline. There seems to be a lot of parents that don't believe that discipline is an important part of raising a child. When you allow your child to do whatever they want, whenever they want, your child has no boundaries. If a child has no boundaries they don't behave well in school because they are not used to being told no or what they can't do.
Little Suzie should only be wearing a princess costume if she is going to a costume party not grocery shopping or to school. I knew a couple who let their son wear his batman cape everywhere. Some of you might say "what's the big deal?" Its not about the cape, its about the parents not telling him no.
In addition to not raising their kids, parents are also setting bad examples for their kids. Parents need to realize that its not ok to tell their child to sit his ass down or say you get on my fucking nerves. When you talk to your child in this manner, you are ruining their self esteem. Children see their home life as the norm because until they go to school, they spend most of their time at home. My children thought that every kid had a Mommy and Daddy that were married. When children grow up in a home where the adults yell and scream and fight, they think that's what is supposed to happen. A friend of mine that is a teacher, had a third grade student call her a bitch. Its very obvious that that word is used very often in his home. It also obvious that this child has not been taught to respect adults.
Parents need to stop ignoring the warning signs for their teenagers. If your son or daughter comes home with expensive items that you did not purchase, you need to find out where they came from. You need to return the items because they are not free. If your kid comes home with cash and tells you to use it to pay some bills , then you have a problem. Don't pay the rent and turn a blind eye to your child's involvement in illegal activities.
The young people who are doing all of the drive by shootings, didn't wake up and become murders. They started down that path a long time ago. By the age of five you should know whether or not your child has the potential to be a juvenile delinquent. I'm not saying that it will definitely happen, but bad behavior is seen very early and it needs to be acknowledged as such by parents. There aren't very many murders and drug dealers that are in prison that were good kids that never misbehaved.
For once, I would like to hear the parents of a young criminal get on the news and apologize for the actions of their child. Stop making excuses and defending bad kids. Acknowledge that they tried to be good parents but somehow failed to instill good morals and values in their child.
Parents, your role is to be a parent, not your child's friend. You need
to teach your child right from wrong and how to be kind and respectful
to others. The world does not revolve around your child and you are
doing your child a great disservice in making him/her think that it
does. So many of the world's problems could be solved by parents
raising their kids. Its not rocket science and its not easy but it is possible and very rewarding.
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