Are schools fair to working parents?

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Are schools fair to working parents?
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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 2:38pm

I said parents because I think that working dads miss out even more than the moms do when it comes to school activites.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 12:18pm

That's a really good point and even with only two children, I miss things.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 12:19pm

How does that solve the problem?

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 12:27pm
If reasons why a parent can't be at a child's event are because of things out of your control who is creating the false expectations? I doubt a kid expects more than what s/he has been told.

 


 


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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 12:46pm
Schools and parents both create the false expectations.

Parents create it by making their lives so child centric. Schools create it by emphasizing parent participation at events - even the miniscule events.

I'm not talking about false expectations about a specific event - that's more easily controlled; I'm talking about false expectations as a way of life.

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 12:46pm

No parent is going to share their schedule thinking that the child can't process it.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 3:10pm

If a young child thinks that Mom "might" be there, that child may hold on to that hope and translate it into a reality.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 3:58pm
The words maybe and probably are interchangable for many kids.
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 4:01pm
Also, if you tell a young child "probably not" what they hear is "probably".
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 4:22pm

I like that.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 4:34pm

I would think that it's a combo of school, children and parents.

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