Survey: Do you believe kids need disc...

Survey: Do you believe kids need discipline?

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angelesstcharles 210

Miami, FL

#1 Nov 16, 2013
charlottewunderly977 wrote:
Survey: Do you believe kids need discipline?Yes, and I think now more than ever!

As a teacher, I see a variety of kids of all ages from various backgrounds and upbringings. I am just appalled by the things that I hear come out of the student's mouth (whether true or not, I'm not exactly sure). Some examples of this include:

During a Parent/Teacher conference, I was explaining to a mom why I do not allow cell phones in my class. She replied "If you can get her phone from her, let me know, I sure can't!" and my first thought (although I didn't say it) was "Who's the parent?" You don't want her texting at 2 in the morning and she won't give you the phone for punishment, shut the darn thing off! Afterall, who is paying this bill?

I had a student tell me "It's your fault I'm going to flunk because you won't give me a pencil" after he came to class unprepared. In all fairness, I should mention that I started out with a jar of pencils for the class and this student broke every one of them!

"It's ok for me to cuss, my parents let me" I follow this up with "Then you can cuss all you want at home, but in my classroom it is NOT acceptable"

But, to top it all off, is that I find many parents enable their child's poor habits. For example, if I had a student flunking a or dad would come to me like a week before grades come out and blame me for their child's failure, begging for extra credit, or for me to fudge their grades! In my defense, I'm thinking "If the child was lost, they should have went to tutoring (this school had after-school tutoring for free), or come to me sooner. Not wait until report cards come out to want special treatment. Also, I should mention that I sent home progress reports every why did they wait so long?.
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