Teacher Takes To Facebook To Reveal How Parents Are Not Doing Enough To Train Their Wards And The Internet Agrees
February 4, 2019 13:33 By Mambee
Our society is becoming more digitally driven and fast-paced, and this has had a lot of influence on day-to-day lives, particularly children's.
In this environment, adequate ‘parenting’ is often highlighted in how folks deal with their wards because this would help them develop important values and skills in all aspects of their lives, including academics.
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A study by researchers at North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the University of California-Irvine proved that parental involvement in academics, such as checking homework or attending school meetings, has a more powerful influence on the students’ academic performance than anything about the school the students attend.
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Sadly, a lot of parents are found wanting, and Julie Marburger found the courage to voice her concerns.
Julie's Facebook story
Julie Davis Marburger, a sixth-grade teacher at Cedar Creek Intermediate School in Texas, became an internet sensation when her shared story went viral.
In a post on her Facebook page, she gave a detailed experience of her ordeal in the teaching profession, criticizing parents, students, as well as the overall teaching system.
Surprisingly, a whole lot of people had something similar to say.
From the post she shared, Julie disclosed that her students were often responsible for tattering her classroom, and supported it with photographs which were not so pleasing.
This was particularly disturbing because she had to bear the cost of many of the things there.
Finally, she decided to caution them and was surprised by a parent's disgraceful reaction to her because she held her son responsible for damages.
She also aired her frustration with student performances and how parents show disregard for their wards’ academic activities, and then flare up when bad results appear, thus blaming the teachers for their woes.
Julie further revealed that the teaching profession was always her dream, but with all that's going on, she might be calling it quits soon.
She went on to complain about the little rewards given to teachers despite their contributions to the development of society.
“Teachers are one of the most kind and giving people I have ever met, yet they get treated so disrespectfully from both sides.”
The post went viral instantly with many of her colleagues attested to her points. So far, it has garnered over 425k shares and 345k reactions and continues to rouse opinions all over the world.
She concluded it with a statement advising parents to stop ‘coddling and enabling their children'.
She also gave her advice on how the system can be corrected, encouraging students' accountability and mutual respect.
Teaching children about responsibilities
Encouraging independence and good manners to kids from a tender age is highly advised. It helps them grow into more responsible individuals, and minute things, such as cleaning up after a fun time, is a good way to start.
How do you do this?
1. Explain why the task is important;
2. Make the task interesting and kid-friendly;
3. You can make it a game;
4. Try to put some music into the mix;
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4. Allow them to do the work even if it's not perfect at first;
5. Encourage and reward good work.
Julie's cries were backed by thousands all over the world. This shows that these issues go beyond the borders of her school in Texas, and eventually affects all of us.
Thus, it should be given proper attention as it determines our future and those of our kids. This is a wake-up call to all parents.