September 30, 2008

Study: Parents must be better role models

Can you believe it took a study to come up with that??

Here's the deal: If we need "studies" to tell the public sh** like this, we're all in a lot deeper trouble than we think. And I'll also tell 'ya -- take it from one who sees the effects every year -- it's getting worse. At my school's open house this year parent behavior was the worse I've ever seen it. In one class, there were two moms who decided to hold a [loud] conversation in the back of the room like it was old home week ... while I was discussing the curriculum. Numerous parents had their cell phones go off (no, they weren't on vibrate) ... and they took the calls -- in class -- while I was talking. Several parents left small messes in my room where they sat.

And I wonder why more and more kids laugh at/sneer at/ignore me when I make a request of them?

Posted by Hube at September 30, 2008 06:23 PM | TrackBack

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the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and more and more kids are falling and getting bruised from diseased trees...and what pains you as well is to have to have the good kids with good upbringings have to see, hear, and be polluted by such ignorant student behavior....that gets in my craw.

Posted by: cardinals fan at September 30, 2008 11:02 PM

I think this is actually a very important study to make.

I see more and more people emphasizing bigger government and more education spending/programming as how to raise better kids. Studies like this emphasis the real truth. It is the parents who most shape their children, not teachers or school administrators. If you want your kids to do better, you need to get your act together. Anything else will hit diminishing returns really quickly.

Unfortunately, some people won't listen to common sense like this unless it comes in published academic articles they can accept.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at October 1, 2008 11:09 AM

Remember I said, we do not need early childhood education, or daycare, in the disguise of school.

Educate the parents, get them their GED. There will be trickle down.
Parents will teach their kids, through example.
Paul Falkowski

Posted by: Paul at October 4, 2008 12:53 AM

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