I understand the concept of suspending kids for doing something wrong. What I don’t understand is that during the suspension the parents are punished too.
Well we just had a 10 year old suspended from school for something bad, well we are now the teachers until he can returned. Being from a small community, the nearest alternative education is 30 minutes on a good day, almost an hour in bad weather. So we do home school.
I understand the need for such drastic measures, believe me I wanted to take him and beat him for what he did. I am a parent who does not take the side of my child, I want to know the exact truth, and there is no call for violence, bulling, or any reason to disrespect the school or parents in anyway shape or form. I also believe that children should get a education if that means homework or not.
I find that with the young offenders act, the disrespect the kids learn, that they have no where to turn. I don’t tolerate any disrespect, one thing I could never figure out is when did you start to call your teachers by there first name, I’m 46 and when I run into a teacher I still call them Mr or Mrs. to me that should be the way. When were we ever allowed to wear a hat to school for that matter in school.
I do believe that if we went back to the way it was, it would be better, I don’t remember the amount of trouble that the schools are having now when I was young. Sure there were people that would take it to far, but the amount of disrespect going on, something has to change. The one thing I never understand is the motto that the world owns me, that never entered my mind, I always thought that I own the world and work was something I was taught from a very young age that nothing was free.
We are trying to instill in our children that school is a must, you need a good education to get a good job, because welfare is not a option. There is always work and it doesn’t matter what the wage is, better the education better the wage scale.
I think all those hands are for clapping syndrome should look at reality and see where all this pacifying has got the future leaders of this world. Don’t get me wrong a strong word is better than anything, and lead by example is good to. To tell the kids they don’t have to listen or the deserve respect with out earning it is not the way to go.
What children should know is that good grades, good jobs is reward, thinking that mommy and daddy’s will pay for their way is wrong. Everyone has to learn the value of money, how to cook, how to clean because some day they will grow up. I have always taught the boys and the girls the same morals and respect.
Everyone wants equal rights, then they should show that they can do it and it will be rewarded them, but to punish the parents (the good ones that teach their children right from wrong) with what their children do there has to be another way. To make the child pay for their wrongs.
Make them see that wrong decisions come with a cost, and if you do the crime you do the time, the parents should be the ones to hold them accountable but not pay for they wrongs. I think that there are some things that need to be reevaluated, we need children to understand that life is not easy and when you do something wrong you will be punished, but when you do something good then you will be rewarded. Time to get back to the basics of life and teach our children wise, and they will succeed.
Causes Wende Plante aka Billy-Joe Supports
Distress Centre Of Ontario, Aids Committee of Durham Region, United Survivors, Y.W.C.A.