You know, as a parent I’ve tried to teach both my children that we should all treat everyone around us with respect, adults which includes their teachers, and even other kids as well. How disappointing it is when we strive to be respectful of those around us when they do not in any way do the same…
I’m faced with a situation that I’ve found myself not worthy of even getting a reply to a simple question, I got nothing at all, no text, email or a phone call. A “kiss my ass lady” would be better than nothing, that would at least be some sort of reply to work with
When an adult treats other adults this way, makes me really wonder how in the hell this adult treats kids, not just my kid but all kids. Of course, I could be told I shouldn’t worry about anyone’s kids but my own, maybe. Well, that’s on me because I do care if this sort of thing happens. Perhaps it’s because I was trained to be a teacher. If a parent tried to talk with me as the teacher here, I would at the very least make sure that parent didn’t feel like they weren’t worth my precious time and respond to a text, or an email. It takes all of a minute to say “I’m extremely busy but will get back to you”. Is that too hard or too unreasonable a request to recognize that you received a text or email? No it’s not, I would hate to interrupt anyone’s Candy Crush game here but come on now…
I have really decided that you ask others the right kind of questions and lots of truth is told. I’m not the only one who thinks this is just unacceptable behavior from an adult my children must respect in class and in the hallways at school. How shitty can a teacher be that would just ignore whatever they want to, take no time or make no time to answer a darn question from a parent and keep getting away with that?
What kind of lesson am I teaching my kids here? “You can try your darnedest but to tell you the truth there will always be people who just suck and will treat everyone however they want but you, no, you don’t do that. And if it is a teacher acting like this, suck it up because you nor I can do one damn thing about it.” This falls into the ‘do what I say not what I do’ category which is pretty hypocritical.
As parents we help our children to find a passion for something they like to do. We help them to try out new things that they may happen to like, from sports, to academics, to drama, to musical instruments. When they chose one of the other, a parent may then say “work hard, and it will pay off one day, but you have to commit to this passion, take it serious and try your very best, even on the bad days, you must commit to it with all of you”
Well, I’ve realized that this just doesn’t always apply, now I’ve got to explain to both my kids that their passion, their absolute love for one particular thing, the one thing my kids happen to have in common, where they have found their passion, doggone it, it ain’t going to happen here. That their passion for music is just not going to work out within school, the commitment is not going to be recognized so yes, mom will look for another route for you to embrace this passion even if I have no clue how to even do that at this moment.