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  • OH. MY. GOD.

    Filed at 5:17 am under by dcobranchi

    I had no idea the horrors parents put teachers through. Those poor selfless saints.

    With stories about child molesters and predators, it is wise for parents to warn their children. But many times, it teaches the child not to trust anyone, not even teachers. This sends the wrong message to the child and influences a child to associate with other children who may lead them in the wrong direction. Years ago, children were taught to respect teachers and other adults as they would their parents. Today, they are taught not to respect or listen to anyone but their parents.

    This attitude and lack of respect can lead to the indifference of some teachers. Schools are saddled with so many regulations, rules and proclamations that many caring and conscientious teachers feel they are fighting a losing battle.

    Without the support of parents to fight the red tape that ties educators’ hands, our school systems will remain in trouble.

    It is understandable that parents want to protect their children from all danger. However, is it wise to instruct your children to beware of everyone or to not follow anyone’s instructions but yours?

    This leads to a lack of respect for all authority, not only teachers or law enforcement, but also any adult who may give your child instructions or orders. Then we wonder why young people don’t respect authority.

    Yes, children. Obey your teachers. Follow orders. Cross over children. All are welcome. All welcome. Go into the light. There is peace and serenity in the light.

    6 Responses to “OH. MY. GOD.”

    Comment by
    June 22nd, 2007
    at 7:11 am

    “…brought to you by the same friendly folks that gave us Watergate, no doubt…”

    Trust and respect must be earned – not given carte blanche.

    oh well, oh well … guess you had to be there …

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    June 22nd, 2007
    at 10:49 am

    Or maybe a few school children would like to come hang out at my house and find out what mutual respect looks like.


    Comment by
    June 22nd, 2007
    at 1:36 pm

    Unique says: Trust and respect must be earned – not given carte blanche.

    I agree. Raising a child who exercises good judgement is not the same as raising an anarchist. The argument is absurd; I wonder if it was written by the childless person who stumbled upon my blog and accused me of tragically misunderstanding St. John Rosemond.

    Comment by
    Lisa Giebitz
    June 22nd, 2007
    at 2:00 pm

    I can understand where the writer is coming from. There really are caring teachers out there and there are kids who really are little snots and will say, “I don’t have to listen to you – you’re not my mom/dad” whenever they’re being asked to do something they may not want to do by anyone – teacher, friend’s parent, etc.

    In fact, I’ve babysat and done Girl Scouts things with quite a few of them. >_

    Comment by
    Crimson Wife
    June 22nd, 2007
    at 10:21 pm

    Respect does not equal unquestioning obediance. I teach my children to be polite and to listen to those in authority. However, they know that if someone in charge tells them to do something they know is morally wrong, they have the obligation to refuse. We study civil disobediance such as that practiced by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. However, I don’t see that as coming into play all that often in a typical classroom…

    Comment by
    June 23rd, 2007
    at 8:48 am

    As Lisa says, ” There really are caring teachers out there and there are kids who really are little snots and will say, “I don’t have to listen to you…”

    And once upon a time, teachers had recourse for dealing with those little snots; now they don’t. They can be sent to the office where they aggravate the staff there – but more likely they are sent back to class.

    Those little snots are the number one reason I homeschool – no foolin’.