Parents: Damned if we do, damned if we don’t
Several recent posts on EdNews have been very confusing from my perspective as a parent.
Should I proactively track my child’s progress as she goes through school to provide the support at home to back up what the teachers ask in school? Or is my diligence and insistence that my kid gets all of those missing assignments turned in to raise her grades annoying to the teacher?
Should I be like a Shanghai mom and insist that music, sports, and extracurriculars give way to more rigorous academics so that my kid could do her patriotic duty to help secure America’s rightful place on top of the leaning tower of PISA?
But wait, wouldn’t that make me one of the mindless middle-class parents relentlessly putting pressure on my child for a Race to Nowhere?
What’s a mom to do? What is constructive parenting? What is mindless pressurizing?
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