A New Generation of Students
I remember when I was in school my parents would use incentives/groundings depending on what my grades were. Never got made at the teacher because well my dad was a teacher and they knew that I could succeed (which I freely admit I didn’t’ try that hard). I’ve talked about this in the past, why have parents become so soft and believe that their child is king/queen of the world. I may not have been the most motivated student in the world, I freely admit it. I could have tried harder.
I will expect, the Kid, to stay up with his grades. Being married to a teacher, she is expecting him to be an outstanding student, I do too. If his grades are bad, it is not the teachers fault. There is a reason he got that grade and it isn’t because the teacher didn’t teach him. The fault will either be with us the parents or him.
I do plan on making sure that the kid is doing his homework. I do plan on checking it for him and letting him know when I don’t think that something is right, having in go back and check, and either prove me wrong (which will more then likely be the case), or find the right answer. It is shocking to me that more parents are not like that. They are mostly the ones who believe that their child deserves better grades then what they are getting. Don’t blame the teacher for teaching your kid.
Why most parents believe their children are saints is one thing I don’t’ understand either. Do you really think that they can do no wrong? Do you really think that someone else is the reason your child isn’t not succeeding in the world?