PHONES: Teach your children

Print Article

On Feb. 9, The Press published a letter to the editor wherein the writer complained of double standards. His assertion was that students were being punished by restricting access to their phones while in class, while the teacher or other administrator had no such restriction.

It is obvious to me that the writer has no experience attempting to instruct a classroom full of students who have little self-control. Try teaching to students when all you see is the tops of their heads because their faces are turned downward to their phones.

If an adult instructor uses their phone between lectures, not a problem. This is not a double standard. Children need to have rules set for them, at school just as at home. Would the writer propose that his children can make up their own minds about drug and alcohol use?

Instituting rules, and requiring our children to follow them, is not punishment. Rather, it is foundational in helping our children make the most of our efforts at guiding them to be educated, caring, productive adults. This is what loving parents do.

J. COHEN

Hayden

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

ISSUES: Don’t overlook these

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press The focus of the incoming state legislators will most likely be on Proposition 2, Medicaid expansion. Yet for Kootenai County residents, two other issues must also be placed on the front burners: The...

Comments

Read More

MEDICAID: The short answers

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Shortly after Dan Hanks’ loss to Tony Wisniewski, Hanks took to his Facebook page to ask the question: “Why is there a disconnect between the label ‘Democrat’ and the policies? Across the board the p...

Comments

Read More

TRUMP: No he didn’t

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press He did NOT — release from Gitmo, 5 radical Islamic terrorists in exchange for Sergeant Bergdahl, a deserter and a traitor to our country. He did NOT — apologize to almost every nation on the planet ...

Comments

Read More

POEM: A holiday prayer

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press I pray for those alone this holiday season, May God embrace their hearts when we alone cannot, I pray You wipe away those tears they hide, That are shed every year in their lonesome heart, I ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X