Monday, March 28, 2005

Parenting the Parents

So now we have the schools teaching the parents how to be parents.

I think it's great that we want to help parents become better parents but why does the school district have to take on this responsbility? With a
budget crisis in Michigan and many schools suffering due to a lack of funds they are spending money telling the parents how to be parents.

Kirksey said that many of the parents who participate in the Parent-Infant and PREP programs are professionals who, despite being well educated in their fields, tend to be hungry for information about parenting.
So the public schools can make great workers out of children but leave them unable to parent for lack of knowledge. So who do these parents look to for help? These same schools of course. Makes perfect sense to me.


(For more reading see: Outsourcing Parenthood)

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