I remember teachers like you. Their voice was a little frightening at first but once us kids realized they didn't mean it, we ran all over them!
Because she had FORGOTTEN her own childhood!
[quote]When you understand that children are not adults, when you understand they can't always meet the standards you set or expected, you become more patient. You just shake your head and teach it again. Same thing with parents. A lot of parents are young, they don't know much about child's behavior, they don't understand children.
They would if only they could remember their own childhood and the things that worked for or against them as a child. |
Or how to relate to and HELP a child. They would if only they could put them self in their child's shoes and remember their own childhood. Our parents often told us how PERFECT they were as kids compared to how IMPERFECT we are! Somehow I always knew my parents were in DENIAL about that!
LOL, I'd say you need a little more than that and if a parent doesn't know what else, they need to read books or take parenting classes or whatever to LEARN what to do! I'm glad you were NOT a "spanker"!!!
Uh, Jim...how does a non parent know anything about raising kids?
You cannot know what that is like until you do it yourself. A lot of parents do very well with their kids, despite not reading books or going to a parenting course. Parents are not always right, but non parents don't have a CLUE.
I have a lot of respect for those that choose the most thankless job in the world.