Values and Discipline Should Start at Home, Schools Could Only Reinforce

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That’s why Parent-teacher partnership is very important. We help each other mold and strengthen the values of a child.


The kids of this generation are so different from the previous ones. This has been observed by many, including teachers and psychologists.

A lot of old people often complain these days about how a lot of children are rude, disrespectful, and only thing of themselves. Teachers are having a difficult time because their students have minds of their own and don’t listen to what their educators are telling them to do.


Sadly, many parents are blaming the teachers for this situation, arguing that these teachers are supposed to be the ones to teach their children yet the teachers are ‘not doing their jobs’!

According to Noemi Moncada, Principal of Lagro National High School, many teachers are even bullied by parents of students who are subject to disciplinary action. The teachers are blamed for not teaching the kids what to do and how to behave, yet the parents forget that their children’s values formation actually starts at home.


Values Education teacher Riza Alzate admitted that teachers feel hurt by the accusation, especially considering that they don’t teach these kids to be bad and the kids are already like this when they arrive in school.


The Department of Education (DepEd) Region 2, Schools Division of Santiago City, recently earned praise from teachers after releasing a reminder to parents that learning about values and discipline should start at home.

In the memo, Division Superintendent of DepEd Santiago Dr. Florante Vergara reminded parents that it is at home that the children learn the foundation of good values and good manners, including how to be honest, diligent, and respectful.


Halos mga bata wala na paggalang sa mga authority inspite sa mga advise na binibigay sa kanila, wala pa rin. Kaya naisipan kong gumawa ng ganoon,” Vergara said.

DepEd Spokesperson Annalyn Sevilla lauds Vergara’s memo.

Many teachers are hoping that a similar memo will also be released in schools across the country to remind parents that educators are not magicians and could only reinforce what the children have already learned at home.

Original Article from Buhay Teacher


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