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    parenting help

    I decided theres not enough posts about parenting so i was wondering if anyone has any problems or questions about parenting that they need answered and i will answer them as best i can


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    Quote Originally Posted by its_just_me View Post
    I decided theres not enough posts about parenting so i was wondering if anyone has any problems or questions about parenting that they need answered and i will answer them as best i can

    What qualifies you to give parenting advice? You strike me as young and inexperienced. Have you children of your own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinjin View Post
    What qualifies you to give parenting advice? You strike me as young and inexperienced. Have you children of your own?
    If you had read my other posts then you would see that i am qualified, i study childcare and work in a nursery with special needs children and i raised my little brother so i think i know a lot (read my posts about abortion).

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_just_me View Post
    If you had read my other posts then you would see that i am qualified, i study childcare and work in a nursery with special needs children and i raised my little brother so i think i know a lot (read my posts about abortion).
    You're 17. You're still in high school. How long have you been "studying" childcare? A year? Part time work in a nursery? Please. Daycare isn't parenting at any rate.

    Btw. Your younger brother isn't "raised" yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinjin View Post
    You're 17. You're still in high school. How long have you been "studying" childcare? A year? Part time work in a nursery? Please. Daycare isn't parenting at any rate.

    Btw. Your younger brother isn't "raised" yet.
    Actually i left school two years ago (you can do this in the UK). Don't presume that just because i'm 17 i am in school. I've been studying it for 4 years. I have worked in many different nurseries all nursery nurses work part time here.

    Just because i haven't had as much experience as some mothers doesn't mean to say that i haven't learned from the experts and have no head knowledge.

    Okay so my brother hasn't grown up yet but i raised him for 6 years, anything i haven't learned from bringing my brother up i have learned through studying childcare.

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    By the way, a teacher doesn't neccesarily need to be working in the subject they are teaching, for example an engineer doesn't need to have been working in the profession to teach engineering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by its_just_me View Post
    By the way, a teacher doesn't neccesarily need to be working in the subject they are teaching, for example an engineer doesn't need to have been working in the profession to teach engineering.
    If you want the respect of your peers it helps. Those that can't do, teach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinjin View Post
    If you want the respect of your peers it helps. Those that can't do, teach.

    Does that mean what they're teaching is wrong?

    So you're telling me everything you know is what you learned yourself?

    I'm sure many teachers will agree with you.

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    There is some truth in the old adage "those who can, do, those who can't, teach", I probably wouldn't be training to be a teacher (which I'm enjoying immensely BTW) if I had the brains to pursue my subject academically. It's more particulary true for vocational subjects, I would be very suspicious of a full time lecturer in child care, just as I am of health visitors. If you're not involved daily in your area of specialism, you can forget what it is really like, and glib, idealised solutions to problems come all too easily. The classic one from teacher training is that if you have a recalcitrant child who refuses to leave the classroom then you move the rest of the class instead. Fine, in theory, but how often is there another classroom free, with the facilities you need to carry on the lesson (interactive whiteboard, relevant software etc.)? Hardly ever.

    Incidentally, since starting teacher training I've heard a new variation
    Those who can, do
    Those who can't, teach
    Those who can't teach, teach teachers
    Those who can't teach teachers, do research

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Bennett View Post
    There is some truth in the old adage "those who can, do, those who can't, teach", I probably wouldn't be training to be a teacher (which I'm enjoying immensely BTW) if I had the brains to pursue my subject academically. It's more particulary true for vocational subjects, I would be very suspicious of a full time lecturer in child care, just as I am of health visitors. If you're not involved daily in your area of specialism, you can forget what it is really like, and glib, idealised solutions to problems come all too easily. The classic one from teacher training is that if you have a recalcitrant child who refuses to leave the classroom then you move the rest of the class instead. Fine, in theory, but how often is there another classroom free, with the facilities you need to carry on the lesson (interactive whiteboard, relevant software etc.)? Hardly ever.

    Incidentally, since starting teacher training I've heard a new variation
    Those who can, do
    Those who can't, teach
    Those who can't teach, teach teachers
    Those who can't teach teachers, do research
    I agree. Like I've said before, my learning started off with the practical side of childcare, I love children. But...I can also say that my theory training has proven invaluable, I use it all the time. If you were taught by someone with experience, that information would grant merrit...and if the student who was taught passes on that information (even an inexperienced one) that information would still be usefull. Not many childcare teachers haven't done childcare in their life though (my teachers have been social workers, nursary nurses, child pyschologists etc). And you may say they became teachers because they couldn't do the above proffesions, but actually, they just wanted to do something different (which is perfectly natural if you've been at the same job for 15+ years).

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    The most important word to use and the hardest is 'No' (and mean it)

    Be consistent.

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    Consistancy is key. If you don't follow through, don't bother doing anything else.

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    And if you're kids are crazed ADHD maniacs, then say "no" a thousand times and cry when they don't do what you say...hehe.

    Or you could try drugging them???

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