WHY ARE STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS FORBIDDEN?
STUDENT-TEACHER; TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS/AFFAIRS/ROMANCE
Most people think that the most terrible disadvantage of student-teacher relationships is the age difference between the student and the teacher. However, if you take a closer look at the age difference, assuming a relationship between a matriculant and a new teacher who just came out of college,age cannot always be regarded as a major issue. There are much more serious issues in this type of relations.
STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS: WHAT IS THE TROUBLE WITH TEACHER STUDENTS RELATIONSHIPS?
"STUDENT-TEACHER" ROMANTIC RELATIONS: DISADVANTAGES OF STUDENT-TEACHER/TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS
Age is sometimes an issue when an elderly man/teacher wants to or is involved with a student. However, as much as a three year gap is socially acceptable, teachers and students have a lot of reasons not to get romantically involved1. Their levels of maturity differ. The student is most often than not still a teenager, while the teacher is in his/her twenties.
2. The teacher is "a teacher" - he/she has an educational qualification already! Students need to focus on their studies and their future instead of getting involved with people that have already secured theirs. This deters a lot of students from completing their high school education.
3. It is unfair on other learners and this often undermines the teacher's reputation to the learners. They now see the teacher as one of their peers and their respect for him/her wanes.
4. As a teen, you should be guarding against teenage pregnancy and diseases such as HIV/Aids.
5. It is morally and/or legally not acceptable.
WHAT IF THEIR FEELINGS FOR EACH OTHER ARE GENUINE?
Student-teacher: can they feel something genuine for each other?
We do not condone relationships between students and their teachers, however, we understand that sometimes feelings can truly be genuine. If this is the case, why not wait for the learner to complete her studies at the school; and perhaps hook up later when you are both mature?
This cooling off period will also eliminate any doubts about the actual purpose of the relationship, and it will prove that it was not just about the fantasy or the lust. We cannot gurantee that the relationship will work, but at least that will buy both of you time, maturity and a lot of character. If he loves you, he will wait!
An older teacher, on the othe hand should not even be having feelings for his/her students, who most often are also minors.