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Is raising a child more the job of a parent or a teacher?


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Initial post: Nov 13, 2012 1:14:25 AM PST
T. Awe says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:48:47 PM PST
It's the parents' job. I happen to be both.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 3:06:40 AM PST
T. Awe says:
Hi Suzanna,
Thanks for your response. But does parenting have to be biologically connected? If yes, what about youths in temporal care? I believe in the true meaning of parenting being - an adult caring for a younger one ... any responsible adult therefore can parent a child non-biologically. Being a teacher myself, I think both parties should accept sole responsibility where possible, as this baton has been thrown around long enough and the children miss out on pastoral care. Traditionally, parents should raise their children but I find myself telling 'that' student to show me his nails (at age 15) tomorrow and the other one a clean shirt next time I see him - because no parent is available to do that or with due respect, they don't quite understand their role as a parent.

An average 30 year old single mum who has a 15 year old son with two or three other children is unlikely to be able to properly take care of them all, so I believe that it'd be okay that a concerned teacher or other adult can fill in the space for our ailing society's sake - here the teacher or adult can fit it in - or spare a one-off advice.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 3:19:35 AM PST
T. Awe says:
Does parenting have to be through one's own biological parents? Can any responsible person be a parent over a child/ youth?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:26:38 PM PST
It is the parent's job although others can and should, help 'parent' the child.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2013 8:48:32 PM PST
Wende Best says:
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I agree!
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