Posted by mikeb on February 7, 2008
Well today is a rant.
My kids have the chicken pox and are home with me at the moment so I’m reading news in between getting things done today.
Here is why I need to rant today, when did it become the responsibility of the state or federal government to teach our kids responsibility, respect, and common decency?
Why do we say it is the need for the state and federal government to come up with new “programs” for our children to teach them these things? Why do we push issues such as these off of the parents?
I’m a parent myself (if you’ve been really reading here) and I’ll tell you what, it’s MY responsibility to make sure my kids know and learn things such as I’ve stated. If I’m not doing it at home they are not going to really learn through some “funded” program. Oh sure, they’ll learn the text book descriptions, text book basics. Perhaps they will learn a fundamental understanding of the topics being taught in those classes.
Let me ask you, for your job some of us had OJT (On the Job Training) and others of us went to college, still others of us went to specialized training. In my case all three have helped form my job experience. But all of that only gave me fundamentals. Basically it was already things I had learned from others around me with the need to pay for it and get a grade in it.
What I’m trying to say is a kid learning to be promiscuous, manners, common decency, responsibility, it’s up to us.So here’s my thought, if you think someone needs a federal program to learn about all this how about we start giving it to new parents. Be they 13 or 30. Your first child will require you to have in-hospital training before the due date as part of the overall fee. If you really feel you haven’t learned enough about the basics of life by the time you are having a child.
Sheesh Parents! Come on, step up and learn how to properly discipline and raise your children!
There are parenting classes out there for you interested.
Hell people, whose problem is this anyway, the government’s or ours?