Dealing with Poor Parenting Essay

591 Words 3 Pages
As a teacher in a high-need school, I expect to encounter many various challenges ranging from lack of supplies to administration blunders and difficult coworkers. Of all the trying situations a teacher is faced with in his or her career, most challenging would be poor parenting. Parents have the greatest influence in a child’s development. They have the greatest impact on their children in most if not all aspects of the child’s personality and outlook on life. Parents, as caregivers and guides, have a responsibility to push their children into the world and to encourage their children to work hard towards their goals. Some take this duty much less earnestly than they ought to, resulting in the types of parents that I often encounter in my …show more content…
Worse, some have no interest in their children’s activities at all. Children need to be nourished in every sense of the term. Without this, their capacity to become successful and productive citizens is handicapped. The sooner parents begin to recognize this crucial factor; the better off the children will be in many ways. No attention at home relates to acting out in class. Negative attention (in various forms of maltreatment) leads to lowered self-esteem, keeping the child from reaching their true potential. As a teacher, all these home issues would act as barriers to my and my students’ academic goals within the classroom.

Through hard work, effective communication and parent-teacher collaboration, I think in most cases, these difficulties can be overcome. Frequent contact with parents and encouragement for their involvement would be great ways to make them aware of what their children require as support in their academic pursuits. Parents and teachers ought to work together as partners, having the same goals in mind when it comes to the children. However, I recognize that some parents can be quite difficult. This issue, within high-need schools where children may come from unstable homes, would be amplified. Fortunately for these children, I am known for never giving up on anyone. Despite the sheer ignorance or viciousness of some of the parents I expect to encounter, I will always try to
Open Document