Archive for January 2013

Should teachers be allowed to punish students?

Should teachers be allowed to punish students? I think that punishment should be allowed. We all know that teachers have a tough job. They are typically dealing with 20 to 35 students in their class. Students WILL misbehave at some point. Even your perfect child. What should the teacher do when this happens? If they... Read more »

Boy Fakes Kidnapping To Avoid Parent-Teacher Conference

An 11-year old boy in the small town of Xinzo de Limia, Spain decided that he couldn’t bear to have his parents meet with his teacher due to his poor grades. Nothing new, right? When you were a kid and you knew that you were not getting stellar grades in school, you were probably a... Read more »

Fifty Shades of Parenting

Parenting can be a tough up job. At times, it can be the most mentally draining job on the planet. Think about it for a few minutes. How many emotions and feelings have you felt dealing with your children in the last couple of days? Parenting is an emotional roller coaster.  It’s fifty shades of... Read more »

Parents vs Teachers: The Who, What, Why & How To End It

Parents and teachers are supposed to work together to educate children and foster their development. It seems as though this relationship in many cities has taken a turn for the worse. THE WHO: Parents created and gave birth to the children. They are the child’s first educators. Parents know their children well and have experienced... Read more »

Aaron Swartz's Parents Blame Prosecutors For His Suicide, Are They Right?

The parents of Aaron Swartz are blaming federal prosecutors for their son’s suicide. Mr. Swartz did something wrong. Whether it was morally or legally wrong, depends on your personal point of view. My heart goes out to his family and friends who will miss him dearly. I think they are wrong to blame the prosecutors... Read more »

Kids With Bad Manners And The Parents Who Allow It

Does your kid have bad manners? We all know the answer to this question. Many things that were considered bad manners, years ago have fallen out of favor. I personally think that good manners never go out of style. Do parents even care anymore? Does your child do any of the following? – Pick their... Read more »

Are You An Irresponsible Parent If You Don't Give Your Kid A Cellphone?

Are you an irresponsbile parent if you don’t give your kid a cell phone? Some people believe that good responsible parents provide cellphones for their kids as a safety measure. I have mixed feelings about this question. NON-IRRESPONSIBLE ARGUMENT: Cellphones have not been in the hands of kids for very long. With the increase in... Read more »

5 New Year's Resolutions for Helicopter and Unparenting Parents

There are helicopter parents and now unparenting parents.  They are the two extreme parenting types.  Helicopter parents hover over their children and think they need to control every aspect of their child’s life. Unparenting parents treat their children like adults and have no boundaries or rules for them. I have come up with possible New... Read more »