Simple answer according to me NO. A big giant resounding NO! Recently i read this story on Yahoo,
Grade 3 student receives ‘catastrophe award’ for most homework excuses. I was honestly appalled by it, I couldn’t believe that this was given out to a child. In this day and age where we are recognizing bullying and trying to put a stop to it, why is it okay for a teacher to do this to a child. I would love to think that maybe this was an isolated event, but no, a simple Google search will bring up thousands of results. Now I didn’t go through every single one of them, I don’t have that kind of time. Also my blood pressure I don’t think would take the strain, and my blood pressure is usually just fine.
Now I really have thoughts on shame parenting. It doesn’t work for us, it doesn’t fly with me. Though I have tried it, in moments of desperation. I really don’t see how shaming someone into doing something is going to be beneficial in the long run. Sure they may do it but it will not be with a willing heart, and likely with resentment.
I feel that as a society we really need to have a better understanding of supporting our children. Shaming them and embarrassing them is not a method to raise good functional members of society. It will just perpetuate society. Now I know there are many folks who think differently and that is your choice. Heck life would be pretty boring if we all agreed on everything.
What I do think more people should agree on it that when you are in a place of authority, you should uphold some sort of appropriate behavior. Had it been a student that did this to another student it would not have been acceptable. Though for some reason when an adult does it. it should be seen as funny and acceptable. This is an awful double standard. We treat children as if they are greatly less than adults. You should remember they are the ones who are eventually going to be deciding which nursing home you go into. Give them some respect and love and you will get it in return, eventually. Be the example for the next generation. If you don’t like what you are seeing change it.
If we learn to treat others with love and respect life will work out. Working together like pieces of a puzzle. When forced they may go where you want them to go but it may not be where they belong.