We have constant blame on children and schools in society. “The schools aren’t doing their job.” “Students have no respect.” “Students don’t work hard.” “Teachers aren’t teaching.” The list goes on.
What everyone is afraid to say is that we have a parenting problem with today’s children. We no longer have a focus on getting a quality education, having a career, and following rules and laws in society. Why is this happening? What has changed? What is going wrong?
Children learn by modeled behavior. That day when the parent takes the child to the store, and the parent said something rude to a person, guess what? Your child was listening. That time you made fun of how someone was dressed, guess what? Your child was listening. That time the child got in trouble at school, and you blamed it on the teacher, guess what? Your child was listening. That time you were using drugs, guess what? Your child was watching. When you disrespected authority, guess what? Your child was watching. You know that time when your child failed a class without you doing anything about it, guess what? You showed them that it was acceptable.
It is easy to see that parents are forming these young minds. A teacher does not have any magic dust to sprinkle on a child to make them perform and behave appropriately. These students are exposed to adults who display poor behavior. The family world that they live in provides the guidance they need to be successful. The school provides the opportunities to be successful.
When you have an inappropriate world crashing with an appropriate world, the easiest and most exposed world to live in is the inappropriate world.
Thank you parents for providing this inappropriate world!