STUDENT’S DISCIPLINE DECLINES
HENRY D. MANALOTO
Discipline, a positive attitude, a system of rules governing conduct. It may be the utmost reason to have a peaceful kind of life. There will be no chaos, no trouble, no conflicts, no corruption, no vices and the like, if DISCIPLINE will be practiced.
Being a teacher for more than two decades, it was observed that the student’s discipline declines. There are many reasons to consider behind this alarming observations. Modern technology seems to contribute in this problem. Technology has taken our lives to extent of losing the norms of good manners and right conduct.
Family orientation may be the best way in winning the heart of child which later develops his or her attitude of being fine in and out of the family premises.
As parents, it is a MUST to have quality time to our children. Family bonding must not only be during Sundays and Holidays. It is important to set our family as our priority. Reports noted that children living with relatives and not with parents tend to be undisciplined. Cases of troublesome youth or even early marriage came from families whose parents work abroad or they do not have hard on parents because of work.
Another factor to consider is the early exposure of the young minds to different vices surrounding them. These youth are easily trap to temptations because of the weak foundations of well behaved individual.
It may sound insulting on the part of parents. We cannot escape from reality that children’s discipline decline. It is said to be alarming and saddening to know. Parents, teachers and the society must do something about this effect. Quality time of parents will help a lot. Love and care from the school particularly from the second parents, the teachers will develop the child’s esteem and confidence which will boast their discipline. The society, stakeholders have to think of ways to link the children/ youth to worthwhile activities which can deviate them from bad influences.
The author is Teacher III at Don Jesus Gonzales High School Pandacaqui, Mexico, Pam panga