Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Warning! Parents Be Nice!
A lot of parents often forget that their children are at the mercy of the teachers in the classroom. We, parents and teachers, are all human beings with good days and bad ones. Don't let the teachers feel bad about you, parents. You may think that the world is under your feet in your own egoistic little heads and you are better than the poor underpaid & lowly educated teachers. In actual fact, there are still some good professional and caring teachers out there and some lunatics too. That ratio is probably the same as those of parents though.
When your children come home with no physical bruises, you may felt satisfied like a winner in your fight with their teacher this morning or yesterday. You may think that you are right after all. Just bear in mind, verbal insults may often be as damaging as physical ones. Like you parents, not many people including teachers can take insults constructively. In your absence, a lot of things can happen. You have to be very tactful and humble when you talk to the teachers. You have nothing to lose except you ego but you have everything to gain. Everyone of us wants to be respected but we should give some respect to others as well. A little kindness goes a long way.
A wise person acts wisely in every situation, even if it may require him to swallow his words and retreat.