When my stepson was sent to the principals office for fighting, my wife was very upset. At first she was giving him grief for fighting, but, when she heard he was defending himself, even the principal's earlier words about fighting became null and void. So, going to the principal's office for fighting, and if it was self defense, I would have told the principal to talk to the instigator, not me.All this has much to do with as the article took note of, the matter of fear and overprotecting our children from dangers. This has made the last generations on average a bit more cocky than those before since they have a false sense of protection and authority. The only thing I approve of in this campaign of PC is to try to reduce bullying. It will probably never go extinct but I don't know about you but when I finally said no more mister nice guy and showed the guy which was bullying me, what is what I was sent to the principal. So fighting back did not pay that time...
I agree. I identified that as a problem before I even had kids. I watch those around me, won't let their kids eat bread because they *might* be allergic to gluten. WTF was "gluten" when I was growing up? Or they put a leash on the kid in the mall to spare it the mental anguish of wandering out of eyesight while the parents facebook in the shoe department. And they refuse to give the kid any forceful correction (spanking); choosing instead to try and reason with someone who hasn't developed any sound reasoning skills - "now, honey, you remember what we talked about? the way you're acting isn't good. What's your calm word? can you say your calm word?..." meanwhile the kid just screams profanities and collapses on the ground.All this has much to do with as the article took note of, the matter of fear and overprotecting our children from dangers.
Children still have childish arguments. Only now the world is treated to them by means of the internet.
It goes far beyond that school. From my POV, all of society is in "burn the witches" mode.I guess that school is in the "burn the witches" mode.
Unfortunately... they're the exception to the rule. I hope that the tide starts turning soon in their favor, otherwise our society (our children's, and grandchildren's) will suffer sever consequences.At least there are still some people some where with the gonads to call these whiny babies out for what they are:
I agree, I have several friends in the US and Canada who are school teachers, and they agree that most of the problem (other than the student's environment) lies in the fact that the parents have taken away their power to correct and rectify misbehaving students. The result has been a generation of disrespectful jerks with an attitude that no longer see their teachers for what they should be, that is as mentors, but now look upon them as servants.Nor do I think they ever imagined they would need to be social surrogates. It must be appalling for a teacher to find themselves in front of rude, disruptive, inattentive, irresponsible - I could go on - poor excuses for a human being.
Trust me, it is.Nor do I think they ever imagined they would need to be social surrogates. It must be appalling for a teacher to find themselves in front of rude, disruptive, inattentive, irresponsible - I could go on - poor excuses for a human being.
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