Courier Mail – Please teach my kids manner at child care.
This is the headline on an article I came across in paper.
Parents feel ‘guilty’ about sending their children to child care, but hope staff can teach toddlers some manners. Um what the?? Yeah yeah, cause the staff are there for that. Changing Little Johnny’s nappies, feeding him, interacting with him and oh hang on, educating him and teaching him manners because you’re too busy?? Idiots – parents actually have to teach their kids a couple of things – far out I know but hey, do you want someone who can function in the world and be liked or the one that is known as ‘Little Johnny the turd”?
Swinging voters quizzed on their attitudes to chilcare revealed they believed child care helped teach table manners and the importance of “please” and “thank you”. First of all, swinging voters – OK probably not what I’m picturing…. Yes, child care does definately teach table manners, please and thank you’s – following through at home would be the important thing here – don’t you think??
This is where it gets funky.
Long waiting lists and fees of $100-a-day or more raised concerns about affordability and availability – and this relates to manners how?
goes on to many families say child care “sets them up for shcool” – “It’s almost mandatory if thy’re not to start shcool behind other kids,” one parent replied.
So all I can figure from this is:
a) Parents are busy.
b) Parents are lazy.
c) Parents find child care expensive but do it because they can’t be bothered teaching Little Johnny manners.
d) Parents complain about a lot of thing’s to do with child care but they put their Little Johnny’s in care because they don’t want Little Johnny to be behind?
e) Some parents are just idiots.