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That's the ironic thing - I was basically a good kid. Sure, I gave my parents *some* trouble, but in the grand scheme of things, I was pretty tame.

Looking back, I mostly wish that my parents listened more. They weren't bad parents (when I say parents, I mostly mean my mother), but the trauma's that I recall seem to have been made up of what felt like injustices. As if she was under so much stress as a base line, that it was easier to just punish us than it was to try to sort out what REALLY happened. I mean, there were times when I totally broke the rules and got in trouble, but there were times when it was not so cut and dried.

Anyway, I want my kids to know how to work and play hard, and I want them to stand up for themselves, and I hope that they will be honest with me. I hope that I will always have the patience and trust to listen to them, at least to hear them out.

Having two little girls, part of me hopes that they will never get in a fight at all. Of course, as I write that, I am reminded of a day...

My three year old was playing in the yard at my mother's house. We were all there, celebrating my nephew's birthday. Well, one of the boys, a five year old, decided that he wanted the toy that my girl was playing with. So, he simply grabbed it and tried to pry it from her hands. Tried. By the time it all came to my attention, she and her chair had fallen over sideways on the deck, and he was still trying to pry it from her hands, but she was hanging on for all her worth. He was not only a couple of years older, but she was small for her age.

I say I don't want my girls to wind up in fights, but seeing her stand up to him and not give up made me proud, even if it was not rational.

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We go over our daughter's homework with her. We try to make sure she finishes it (she is 6 and in first grade). She does get in trouble some times but for the most part she is a good kid. We do not let her walk all over us and we try to teach her to show respect to her teachers.
Last year when she was in kindergarten a boy picked on her most of the year and one day she finally had enough and she punched him and made him cry. I guess he was not as tough as he though he was. I have to give my daughter credit in showing restraint as long as she did.
I hope that when she is older she is not one of the worthless disrespectful kids that expects every thing handed to her.
Onceler it is hard not to want to spoil your daughters. We may spoil our daughter a little but we dont hand her every thing she wants. When she gets her report card if she did good we will get her some thing to reward her. So far she has been getting straight As.

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Yea you got me on that one I was in a hurry without spell check oops lol but I don't teach ELA any way. I teach History and e2020 and you should see what I have to read every day! You would pull your hair out especially when you get a freshman on the first day of school who can’t tell you where North America is on a blank map. I have kids who literally place North America in Europe and Asia in North America and tell me the Indian Ocean is the Gulf of Mexico, but if you give that student an iphone they can do anything. In addition, this is why the government is pumping is so much technology into the classroom. When we were kids we had an overhead projector as our technology and students today have no clue what an overhead even is.

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It's ok, there'll always be room for uneducated unskilled labor.. too bad these idiots also want to make $30 an hour... and want to be the "manager" ... lol, if only there wasn't a minimum wage... most of these idiots would be EARNING $1-4 an hour.. at most...



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Do you teach real history, or just the state-mandated curriculum?
Just curious. I know the kids have to be filled with certain garbage, so they get the right answers on the tests. But, do you ever tell them (off the record) the real stories?

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Do you teach real history, or just the state-mandated curriculum?
Just curious. I know the kids have to be filled with certain garbage, so they get the right answers on the tests. But, do you ever tell them (off the record) the real stories?
All the time! I always tell them stories that are not in the history books as well as also using outside resources. For example, when I teach the Civil War I dress up as a union officer one day and a Confederate Calvary Officer the next. I have all of the complete uniforms and gear etc. I even have a Colt 45 used during the Civil War for the kids to see. Here most teachers spend about a week on the Civil war and I make to have at least two. The history books are so watered down and boring that I have to spice it up and go way beyond that of the book, but then again I love history. If a history teacher only teaches what’s in the book they are a failing the students because the books aren’t enough.

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Your not allowed to claim words! Now go make me a sandwich! LOL ;-)
If all you guys think sandwich makin skills are important, you have really low standards. I'd be tellin chics to get in the kitchen and make a meal and dessert!

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Do you teach real history, or just the state-mandated curriculum?
Just curious. I know the kids have to be filled with certain garbage, so they get the right answers on the tests. But, do you ever tell them (off the record) the real stories?
The biggest thing though is to relate it to the students. The history books do not relate to the students and are usually pretty dry but I tell my students the things they will remember or what will help them remember certain things in history because most kids no days believe that they don’t need to know it. For example, in the battle of New Orleans General Pakenham, the commanding officer for the British was killed in battle. Back in those days they did not have a good way to preserve the body and they wanted to send him back to England for a proper burial. The only way his men could preserve him was to stick him in a barrel of rum and ship him back. Once the ship reached England the barrel that the general was in was lost with the other barrels of rum aboard the ship. A few weeks later some guys at a pub was complaining that their rum didn’t taste right so they opened the barrel and found general Packingham. Its stories like these that the kids will remember. If they remember this then they will remember how he died. If they remembered how he died they will remembered who won the battle and the list goes on.

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Agreed! People have no back bone anymore and this country wants to make everyone happy. I remember when it was passed that schools could no longer do the pledge of allegiance in class anymore. Did that every morning when I was in elementary school. Hell when I was on my way out of the Marines we couldn't yell or discipline the boots. Had one wave a loaded weapon in front of my face when he went to clear his rifle. Long story short took him to the ground and was almost NJP'D (Non Judicial Punishment) Captain told me it's a new Marine Corps and we don't handle things like that. Load of BS. Have a buddy that's in now and he absolutely hates it. Entire country is going to crap. Sorry rant over lol.
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