Mar 20, 2013
SO MANY TIMES AS PARENTS, WE HEAR ABOUT WHAT ELSE WE COULD BE DOING FOR OUR CHILDREN.
SOMETIMES, JUST THE BASICS ARE ENOUGH.......AS IN "KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE"
IT IS GREAT TO HEAR AND SUPPORT WHAT PARENTS ARE POSITIVELY D0ING IN A CHILD'S LIFE.......ESPECIALLY WHEN IT TAKES TIME OUT OF AN ALREADY CRAZY SCHEDULE
What started off as a "normal" day.............
I HAVE A PARENT WHOSE CHILD DID NOT SHOW UP AT TUTORING WITH THE EXCUSE THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE TO GO ANYMORE IF HE DIDN'T WANT TO.
BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF EVENTS: (please replace the quoted words with more appropriate anger words)
CONGRATS ON REINTRODUCING YOURSELF AS HIS FATHER ("What the "heck" are you doing at home?")
CONGRATS ON APPROPRIATELY PLACING YOUR ANGER ("why the "heck" are you not at tutoring?")
CONGRATS ON NOT "COMPLAINING" ABOUT IT AND DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT (He better be home when I get there!!!)
CONGRATS ON GOING TO HIS LOCATION, GETTING HIM AND MAKING HIM DO HIS WORK("Get your "stuff" right now. You are going with me to work and you will do your work")
CONGRATS ON TALKING WITH HIM ABOUT IT AND HIS FUTURE COMMITTMENT (discussion on the agreement of tutoring)
CONGRATS ON TAKING AN ACTIVE INTEREST (bite of pizza afterwards)
CONGRATS ON TAKING THE THE TIME TO SAVE YOUR SON'S LIFE ("Dad, I'll be at tutoring tomorrow.........I promise")
YOU CAN BEST BELIEVE THAT NOT ONLY WILL HIS SON BE AT TUTORING NEXT TIME, BUT WILL HAVE THE ASSURANCE THAT HE IS BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY ALL INVOLVED.
NOW.......THAT IS HOW YOU RAISE A CONSCIENTIOUS CHILD.