As parents, we’d love to think that we’ve done such a stellar job in raising our kids that they would never do something wrong. We’ve taught them manners, how to behave in a classroom, and to respect those in authority over them. It can be downright embarrassing, then, to hear reports that our children are behaving differently.
So, when we receive reports about our kids’ bad behavior, what do we do? Do we align with the teacher to create a plan of action, and correct these misdeeds? Or do we throw up a wall, and just say the teacher is out to get our sweet angel children?
What to Do With Negative Reports of Our Kids’ Behavior
Today’s school teachers and youth workers too often experience unfair treatment at the hands of overprotective and insecure parents. When these professionals report on Junior’s misdeeds in the classroom or youth group, they all too often find themselves to be on trial. This comes largely from the fact that too many parents see negative reports about their kids as personal indictments against themselves.
Yet nothing could be further from the truth. We’re supposed to be allies with teachers and youth workers. Instead of making their job harder, let’s thank them for any objective report, and then properly take care of the business at hand, without taking things personally.
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