Some parents are right on the ball. They talk to their children, and if their child brings home a Minor Infraction Note, they make sure their child understands the right way to do things.
Other parents, enable their children and make them feel they can get away with anything. For those parents, their child's behavior or misbehavior is always someone else's fault. Also, if their child gets admonished, they expect other children to be admonished as well, and they want proof of it!
It is amazing to see the change in children's behavior after parents have acted in a positive and nurturing way. Some children come with an apology, while others simply start acting the right way, listening and following instructions and class procedures.
The world would be so much better if more parents were more supportive! I saw a comic once of a child coming home with a bad report card some 20-30 years ago. In this, the parents were scolding the child for his lack of effort. The other half of the comic was an image of today, and in this one, the parents were scolding the teacher for the child's bad grades.... It is a big change, a big shift in how parents and children view teacher's responsibility vs. parent and student responsibility in the child's growth and learning.
Til the next one!