Category Archives: Marc Thomas

Parents and Children

Parents should be held responsible and accountable for how they raise their kids. Moms and Dads may decide to raise their kids in the ways that God wants to raise them in or parents can choose to raise their kids in the ways the world wants to raise them.

I encourage parents to choose to raise their kids in the ways that God wants to raise them in and not the ways the world wants to raise them in.

On my refrigerator there is a one-page poster (child-rearing anthem) that is titled Children Learn What They Live by Dorothy Nolte. Here is what it says below.

CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE

If a child lives with criticism, He learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility, He learns to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule, He learns to be shy.

If a child lives with shame, He learns to feel guilty.

If a child lives with tolerance, He learns to be patient.

If a child lives with encouragement, He learns confidence.

If a child lives with praise, He learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with fairness, He learns justice.

If a child lives with security, He learns to have faith.

If a child lives with approval, He learns to like himself.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, He learns to find love in the world.

Dorothy Law Nolte also wrote a book called Teenagers Learn What They Live. Here is a website that contains the chapter titles in the book. http://principal.ccsc.edu.hk/parents/teens/teenagers.html

Education

I believe that 51% should be the minimum requirement to pass a class and the state required test should there be one. I also believe that we need to have better pay for better teachers so that way our children do receive a better education. I also believe that we need to look at the length of the calendar schedule and how long students and teachers are in school.

I believe that the school year should begin the day after Labor Day and end on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. I also believe that students and teachers should have the entire time from the week of Thanksgiving to the week after New Year’s Day off. I also believe that spring break should be held during Easter time (beginning from the weekend of Easter to the weekend after Easter).

I also believe the days that consist of the day after Labor Day, the Monday after New Year’s Day, and the day after Easter break should be delayed for 2 hours before the school opens. I also believe the days that consist of the Friday before Thanksgiving week, the Friday before Easter break, and the Friday of Memorial Day weekend should be early dismissal days.