Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Who's Responsibility is it?

I seem to keep coming back to this issue, should we hold children accountable for their parent’s responsibilities?

Homework requires parent signature- parent or child’s responsibility?

Child can’t attend field trip because they are frequently tardy- parent or child’s responsibility?

We say “tell your mom and dad you have to get to school on time” but in reality, how much control does a 7 year old have?!? I am going to say not a whole lot! So if we keep the child back from a field trip, especially one that might expose them to something they may never encounter again, are we doing it to “prove a point” or because we really feel that the child is not doing their job?

- A Not Convinced Miss Hansen