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#1 posted 09-17-2012 01:53 PM

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: If we held each child’s parents to the same safety standards that we require of all “teachers”, nearly all children would be living under Protective Custody arrangements/environments mandated by the local Courts.

  • Should we require parents lose their employment because of the resulting negligence (lack of time spent) in their “parenting”?
  • Should we remove children from their parents custody if this happened “at home”?
  • Should parents be fined, in order to recover the costs of prosecuting them for negligence?
  • Should parents be forced to disclose “parental negligence” to all current and future employers?

I am NOT saying these things SHOULD occur to parents when a mistake or accident occurs, though the current mindset of many is to expect just that IF they are teachers.

As a retired teacher and school administrator, that is my observation. Shouldn’t our expectations of parents be set to the same standards we set for our teachers? Hmm…

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