Anyone can be a parent. no school to become a parent. no money to become a parent. no rules to become a parent. Just have sex, not use birth control and spit one out. You only have to wait 9 months to become a parent, however having a baby is not the same as being a parent. I do not know why people always think it is up to the parents to bring up children, I wish it was like that! In a perfect world the parent would be a parent to their kid, but this is not a perfect world.
A teacher chooses to become a teacher. A teacher goes to school, a teacher pays money to become a teacher, it takes time, patience and hard work to become a teacher. A teacher must want to become a teacher. Once they are a teacher, it is their job to teach that child no matter who their parents are.
I am tired of people saying it is up to the parents to raise the kids. I wish they would, but it is not always like that. It is not the kids fault that they are born and not taught correctly. Sorry to say this but, it is everyone else`s problem. We need to step up when no one else will and if not, then, We need to stop relying on the parents and rely and appreciate the teacher more. More importance should be focused on the teacher. this is not the way I would like the world, but it is the reality of our world that we cannot ignore anymore.
I`m not saying to give up completely on the parent. by all means, give the parent every opportunity to be a good parent & teacher to their kid, just do not depend on it. If that indeed happens, it would just be a much needed & appreciated bonus.
Stop passing the buck, whatever it is. Claim the problem as your own because it is your own. If everyone did their part plus 100 times more, it would be a better world. As of now, we all just get by the skin of our teeth. As some teachers put on our papers 'we are not living up to our penitential'.
Duncan Edwards Just wondering who raises your children? What if they don't raise them the way you think is best? Who taught you to spell? If everyone just did their part as they should, nobody would have to do 100 times more. Sorry but I'm not letting nor do I desire to have anyone else raise my children. That's my job because I'll do it better than anyone else would care to.
Me: That`s wonderful if you raise your own children, you then are fine - but not everyone is like you - I don`t like that people do not raise their children, but at the same time, it is a reality. I cannot force them, no one can force people to be good parents - but thankfully there are teachers out there. What I am trying to say is we need to appreciate & recognize the teachers who are sometimes our children`s parents. (and yes, our children, ALL children is OUR children)