‘It is harder for us to be nice to kids’ — departing veteran principal – The Washington Post.
via Just Be Nice.
It is hard, and not just for the reasons the principal cites. A lot of parents resent anything the teacher does for their children, however needed or kind the act was. I don’t know if it’s because they feel threatened, or they’re control freaks, or if they see the teacher as an authority figure to be disliked and resisted: but I’ve seen parents respond with anger to a teacher’s lending a buck to a kid short of lunch money, or giving the kid a new backpack because the old one is falling apart and books and papers are spilling out onto the ground. Teachers are in a no-win situation these days. 😦
It is sad and painful to note that we can neither give nor receive kindness. Grandparents are the answer
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