If you put a carriage in front of the horse, the carriage does not go anywhere. Of course you can whip the horse. And then someone is prone to ask if it is a little harsh to whip the horse.http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...2506.html?vp=1
So basically, the summary goes:
- Parents have new born baby.
- Parents are late getting kid to school.
- Kid gets detention during lunch for being late to school.
So the video and parents are all " :c but SHE didn't do anything wrong, so she doesn't understand why she is being punished."
I think it's not really so bad. It's an important lesson to know that sometimes you just have to work within the system. It's mass punishment regardless of the reason--and that's pretty common. Kids think they're such individuals, like as long as they stay in their lane never pay attention to everything around them that they'll be fine somehow. It's not so bad to learn early on to let things roll off your back occasionally. "No, dear, you didn't do anything wrong. But we were still tardy. So, go through the motions, and I'll do something special for you at home since it was my fault." They can't change the system that's keeping kids in school just because parents are having trouble adjusting.
When I was in high school, my father ripped the school a new one because I came home and reported I was in in school suspension for a day because I got into a fight with a boy. He nearly broke my nose with a binder when I mouthed off to him for saying something inappropriate to me. He pushed me a bit, and I pushed back enough for him to fall into a desk, so he threw a binder at my face and it hit pretty hard. I started crying like a little girl because it sucks to get hit in the nose, and then *I* got put into in school suspension for starting the fight. My dad was upset that the boy was getting 1 day of in school suspension and I had 3 to go. He fixed that at the school level, then came home to talk to me. He told me, "You started a fight, you should have reported that to the teacher. But I am glad you stood up for yourself, so don't take that day as punishment. Sometimes you have to put up with things you don't like because you decided to do something that felt right. There's not always rewards for the right thing."
Am I wrong in thinking that? Is 6 a little harsh to be teaching things like that and I'm just not aware of it because I'm not really a parent? I really don't know why this made news..