Lately,I've been battling with my relationship with my students. I found myself in a situation wherein I have to be even more strong for them. Seeing my young girl student so anxious with her low academic performance, teary-eyed when she could hardly memorize a piece, banging her head and slapping her face believing that her dullness makes her feel stupid. While, my young boy, so confident with his academic perfomance believing that he's always right until we'd heated into an argument. He has become so at ease with his relationship with me that would sometimes lead him to unknowingly show signs of disrespect. And it's tough... For quite some years I have been dealing with children of different personalities... but this has been my first time to have felt less effective in dealing with kids not academically but emotionally. Children nowadays have grown to be defiant and aggressive about almost everything...and it's when we have to be even more understanding for them.
I often hear people say that the most important and even hard things in all forms of relationship are faithfulness and honesty. Well I say,let's include tolerance. But I also say that it's hard...because tolerance includes accepting the most unacceptable characteristics of the one you love. It's when you realize that you have to bear with another person's temper without completely losing your sense of pride as a person. You realize that you can never change the way he/she is according to what's simply comfortable and ideal for you...all because along with loving entails sacrifice, and along with this sacrifice entails genuine feelings for people. We simply don't tolerate people we care for, we impose discipline..but then after all's been said and done..you will go back to the same old rule....i tell you...because you value these people...because you love your wife or husband..because you love your kids...because you love your friends..because you love...you learn to tolerate because that's what loving your relationship with people tells you to.