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Naughty nightmare

 
If the teacher could spank you, she would.
By Adele Hamilton

Pic: iStockphoto.com

Article originally in Parent24
Your intentions are not too bad, but somehow you are always a step behind what’s going on. Even worse, you are totally unaware of your child’s faults. You are always late, your child is never dressed correctly, and you don’t seem capable of sticking to any rules.

Maybe you had a bad time at school, because you seem to expect the worst. But the teacher doesn’t hate you, she just wishes you wouldn’t chug cider in the car park before the gym display.

You may end up in fights with other parents who seem unreasonably bossy and picky, and are heard to say in a loud voice: “This is BULL!” even though you know you are in the wrong.

Pros: You are fun to have around, and it does add a touch of levity to the proceedings when your child arrives dressed as Spiderman for the nativity play. You do love your child in buckets.

Cons: You are a distraction, and your child misses out because of your lack of organisation. You’re not a bad person, but it’s bad behaviour, and your child will pick up your disrespect for authority. And one day it may be YOU he ignores.

Action: Get a list, get a highlighter, get an organised partner. Do what you can to fall in a little better with what the school needs. As you get higher in school, teachers will start blaming the child, but it will be your fault for setting a bad example.

Not quite right? Go back and find another profile that’s more appropriate.

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