As a teacher most of us have to deal with kids on a day to day basis. That can be challenging, frustrating and rewarding.
So to those of you that have kids. Do you think being a teacher has made you a better parent? Would you be the same dad/mum if you had never gone into teaching?
well, i'd never had much experience dealing with children...well, none to be honest!
have now been working, day in and day out, with kids for the last five years...
it has to have helped eh! we'll wait and see tho, no kids as of yet.
"...ever wonder why they kill the weak ones, baby?"
I don't know if being a teacher makes you a better parent, but I believe being a parent makes you a better teacher.
I know some teachers who seem to be terrible parents and others who seem wonderful...
Until I had kids, i was never interested in other people's. In fact even after having kids I have never been one to coo over someone's new baby...
Some secondary teachers who get on well with teenagers can't bare babies and infants...
This is not always true. I know excellent teachers who never had children and that is one of the reasons they are such good teachers - especially for older kids...Originally Posted by Jellybean
Last edited by fiddler; 30th November 2006 at 14:40. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I agree.Originally Posted by Jellybean
In Oz they put you up a pay level above other teachers if you are a parentOriginally Posted by Jellybean
Nothing is always true.Originally Posted by fiddler
Frigging Ozzies are smart arent they?Originally Posted by re_fuse
A good parent is just that, it doesnt matter at all if you are a truck driver or a dentist, its the quality time that counts.
Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.
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Last edited by kingwilly; 29th January 2010 at 12:44.
The best state with the best bloody teachers union ( First employer to give equal wages) and Guvvie schoolsOriginally Posted by kingwilly
My parents were as good as parents get and they were teachers. Psychology studies helped my parenting a lot. I'd say good parents don't always make good teachers, but good teachers will make good parents - all variables being equal.
Originally Posted by kingwilly
NSW mate Government schools
It has helped me understand homework. Its purpose and what questions to ask my daughter's teachers.
Other than that, I wouldn't think so.
Miles and miles to go before I sleep...
Bingo!I don't know if being a teacher makes you a better parent, but I believe being a parent makes you a better teacher.
I was going to say the exact same thing.
And being a TeaCHeR has most definitley helped me with my own children.
I know know what is 'normal' or 'abnormal' for (generic) children of different age groups...
JB I damn well better have some green. That is it.