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Dear Parents,

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Dear Parents,

Postby astasia » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:40 pm

You are doing a crappy job of raising your children.

They lack self-sufficiency and self-direction. They expect everything handed to them. They are unmotivated and lack drive. They are inconsistent, at best.

And, this is your fault. If they don't overcome your poor upbringing, it is their fault. However, this initial start is yours.

Stop ignoring the important things and hovering over the unimportant.

Stop handing them excuses for why they can't do things.

Take responsibility and show your children how to take responsibility.

And, screw you for getting knocked up in the first place if you didn't want to put the work into raising a child.

Sincerely,

Astasia, your child's teacher
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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby mountainmage » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:10 pm

Please tell me that's a real letter. My respect for you would soar.
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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby wolf » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:11 pm

And that's one reason why I didn't become a teacher. Parent teacher interviews were my favourite day, so many times I had to stop myself from saying "Now I know why your child is a complete idiot."

So many people shouldn't be parents, it makes me sick. Literally two weeks ago I was at C.A.S.(Children's Aid Society) because my room mate's sister lets her boyfriend beat her (that's right I said let's him when a woman makes up excuses "It was an accident," "We were play fighting," "He was drunk and high and didn't mean it," the woman is letting him beat her). Anyhoo, I guess the boyfriend started hurting the kid and his mom either didn't notice or didn't care. YAY! Parenting skillz, she has them.

There are good parents out there, it just seems the crappy ones procreate faster. Forced sterilization is frowned upon isn't?
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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby astasia » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:37 pm

If we weren't such good friends, I'd wish you were dead.
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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby Edminster » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:44 pm

Could you promise us that once you have tenure, you turn that into a real letter?
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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby astasia » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:50 pm

If we weren't such good friends, I'd wish you were dead.
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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby Neglected Shoe » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:13 pm

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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby Cirtur » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:27 pm

I'll have you know I decided upon a personality for each one of my children well before their third birthday and have proceeded to beat them when they strayed from it. We have (in order of whom I like most):

Lucy the Helpful

Craig the Brave

Bernard the Violent

Herbert the Inconsistent

I have to mention that I am having trouble with Herbert. He seems not so much inconsistent as angry and whenever I see him he looks at me as if he is planning something. Hang on a second he's just come into the room. What's that you've got there, Herbert? What are you-asdnjhinjhinjhinjhinjhinjhinjhinjhinjhinjhinjhinjhinjhinjhisdlagaaaaaaaaaajkldsfbnasdfhubbbbbbbbbbbbbbuaaskljbbbbbbbbbbdfhaiuwerbfhiasdbgiashdbfsdklaklassssssssssssssssssssssdjfnhsdjsdjsdjsdjsdjsdjsdjsdjsdjsdjsdjsdjsdjsdjnaslkdjfn

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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:44 pm

I don't doubt that I've had teachers that felt this way about me. I dunno, maybe I still do.
I'm sure plenty of these parents honestly think they're doing the right thing, trying to make their kids' life as easy as possible. But it's taken me a long time to develop what self-direction I do have, and I owe an awful lot of that progress to some very good teachers.
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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby ChooChooTrain » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:54 am

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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby Lethal Interjection » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:57 am

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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby LordRetard » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:02 am

My family used to be together for dinner every day, all 5 of us, and depending on what was going on usually breakfast and lunch; that is to say that we spent a lot of time together. And I mean I think my two brothers and I turned out pretty good (one's in grad school, the other has a great job, I am passing all of my courses), minus the alcoholism and drugs. But then again we do live in Toronto.
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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby rustypup » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:11 am

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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby LordRetard » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:51 am

I can imagine shit AND I was on TV/PC all of the time as a kid. Take THAT. I think people have been missing imaginations for quite some time. Honestly problems don't come and go with each generation, certainly not everyone from our parents' generation turned out wonderful. No one is born knowing how to raise kids.

As for corporal punishment, it can be taboo and sometimes it's not... But more importantly there are a couple of problems with it.
1. Where is the line? This is a very serious question. What is "adequate punishment"? What is teaching and what is hurting? When does a teacher have to tell child services about a kid's bruises? Is it okay to beat your kids when you've been drinking (this question is simpler)? And if a child doesn't respond properly is the use of force allowed to escalate until the child learns? See it's one thing to say that punishment will help your kids but it's pretty well understood that beating your kids too much will probably mess them up.
2. Lousy support for effectiveness. Child psychologists have argued for the past while that punishment doesn't actually work, at all, and is more likely to cause harm. The unanimous response to this by children and parents alike is "fuck that, kids need to get beat or else they won't learn." But, I mean, research has been conducted, and it's definitely leaning toward the "punishment might fuck up your kid" side. That's not to say that corporal punishment does NOT work; rather, it's way too difficult to say one way or another at the moment, at least from my or your knowledge of the subject. In my opinion there is probably a better way to teach than beating your kids, but I think I'd make a lousy father anyway so I'm trying to steer clear of fatherhood altogether.
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Re: Dear Parents,

Postby rustypup » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:20 am

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