Sunday, January 12, 2014

I'm A Trouble Maker

I’ve got a kiddo issue on my mind. In the most broad way of describing I’ll say that I just don’t understand what is so hard about teaching your children right from wrong and raising your children to be good people. 

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am NOT saying parenthood is easy. It isn’t. It’s a challenge, a struggle sometimes, and it’s a balancing act. Completely. I know that. And I’m not even touching pregnancy and infancy as we all know how much I LOVED that with JP (sarcasm font here). I’m talking over all parenthood and raising our kiddos.

Our kiddos know right from wrong. But we never SAT DOWN with them to say here’s a list, this is the right, this is the wrong. There isn’t a list, that I’m aware of anyway. I hate to say it came natural for us, but I think it kinda did. It wasn’t difficult to show them by example, to teach them (and continue teaching them). Looking back I just think it happened.

What confuses me is how it’s not standard. It’s not a priority for some parents. Or it isn’t even thought of by them. How are your kids going to function in society? How ARE they functioning? Not knowing right from wrong, not knowing how to interact with others, not respecting authority, not behaving in an acceptable manner just causes more and more problems. And it won’t stop. It will continue.

Now, even forgetting about the other children in the classroom a behavior like this affects, what about the trouble maker child themselves? If a child becomes such an issue that they have to be removed from a classroom repeatedly, what kind of an education are they getting? What kind of focus do they have?

And, more importantly, what do we do now to solve this? Because it's keeping me up at night. :(

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