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    Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    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?

    Discuss..............

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    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.

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    I don't know if being a teacher makes you a better parent, but I believe being a parent makes you a better teacher.

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybean
    I don't know if being a teacher makes you a better parent, but I believe being a parent makes you a better teacher.
    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...
    Last edited by fiddler; 30th November 2006 at 13:40. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybean
    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 agree.

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybean
    I don't know if being a teacher makes you a better parent, but I believe being a parent makes you a better teacher.
    In Oz they put you up a pay level above other teachers if you are a parent

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    Quote Originally Posted by fiddler
    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...
    Nothing is always true.

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    Quote Originally Posted by re_fuse
    In Oz they put you up a pay level above other teachers if you are a parent
    Frigging Ozzies are smart arent they?

    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.
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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    Last edited by kingwilly; 29th January 2010 at 11:44.

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    never heard that one ... depends on actual state and also perhaps governement school or private....
    The best state with the best bloody teachers union ( First employer to give equal wages) and Guvvie schools

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    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.

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    never heard that one ... depends on actual state and also perhaps Government schools or private....

    NSW mate Government schools

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    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.
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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    Jellybean wrote:
    I don't know if being a teacher makes you a better parent, but I believe being a parent makes you a better teacher.
    Bingo!

    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...

    IA

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    Re: Does being a teacher make you a better mum/dad

    JB I damn well better have some green. That is it.

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