Sure fire way to ensure your kids hate school

If this is what you're into, here's  a list to help you make sure your kiddos live in your basement forever. 

  • Talk bad about education around the house.
  • Never ever, ever say anything upbeat or positive about anyone who's doing better than you.
  • Have the TV on A LOT.
  • For God's sake don't have books around the house. 
  • If you do…DON'T READ 'EM!
  • This phrase pays off big! "Homework? Why does that teacher keep sending you all this homework?"
  • Always, always defend your child's actions with phrases like "He/she never does that at home", "It must be the teacher's fault", "that little boy/girl from the complex is always trying to get them in trouble" or "Little Johnny/Sally did you REALLY do that?" (said in a tone as if the teacher would be lying on them)
  • Use your child's teacher's name like a cuss word. 
  • Never check your child's book bag. 
  • Only speak to your child's teachers at the beginning of the year and at the end. 
  • *Bonus points if you don't tell the teacher that you're going to bring the class 50 cupcakes, ice cream, balloons and goodie bags…for their cousin's bday in Kindergarten. 
  • Don't reply to notes, emails, texts, phone calls or smoke signals from your child's teacher.
  • Whenever you do reply please write very lengthy explanations for why your child couldn't do the week's homework. 
  • Complain to EVERYONE about every attempt to bring order to the school. (uniforms, attendance, homework, behavior) 
  • Down play every attempt to get parents excited about what's going on at the school. "It don't take all that."
  • "Why does your teacher keep asking for school supplies? Didn't I send some in Kindergarten? Geez!" 
  • Compare your child to everyone else who's below them at home, but to everyone else above in public. Really comparing them at all is good enough. 
  • "I send you up to that  school to learn" is your bread and butter phrase for every discipline issue. 

I could go on and on, but if you have any other ideas please add them. 





7 thoughts on “Sure fire way to ensure your kids hate school

  1. Keep advising you kids that their teacher doesn’t know how to teach or that he/she does not have control of their classroom because they continue to call you on your job, because you are acting up!
    Keep telling your kids if they don’t act right, you are coming to whip them at school, however, they are acting out and you never come!
    Tell the teacher you don’t know what to do with them either, so you welcome their suggestions because they are tearing up your home to…

  2. Well said. I worked in districts for many years and would have considered it a great honor to work beside a teacher such as yourself. I appreciate your passion for your craft and your willingness to stand up and speak your mind about what you see impacting student achievement across domains.

  3. Laugh when the teacher tells you about something dangerous that your child did at school that day. “He locked her in a trunk and sat on it, potentially causing a lifetime of claustrophobia?” Hilarious. Make sure you laugh in front of your kid, so they know it’s not scary, it’s funny.

  4. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though
    you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know
    what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on
    just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving
    us something enlightening to read?

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