Let me pause here to express my gratitude and appreciation to you, the parents. Thank you for being so involved. Thank you for offering your assistance when we, the faculty, need it. There have been countless moments in my time as an educator when the parent populace has stepped forward to help me with a myriad of responsibilities: planning parties, driving on field trips, organizing supplies for projects and activities. It is definitely a necessity and a gift throughout the year when you arrive, ready and willing to pitch in and help. I wonder how Nursery Management Software works in the real world?
OK—here’s the caveat: There is a delicate balance between helping and hindering, assisting and assuming, stopping by and overstepping in. Sometimes, less is more, more is more and then, too much of it. The “it” to which I am referring is of course, parental over involvement, and it permeates today’s school community. It seeps through the walls, the floors, the books, and the intercom. It faintly knocks, then barges through classroom doors at 7:58 a.m. when the bell is about to ring, and surges through emails at 11 p.m. Though it tries to disguise itself in benevolence, it’s not fooling anyone, for it truly reeks of boredom and identities lost. Adding Nursery App to the mix can have a real benefit.
This is the plight of the over involved parent and the overwhelmed teacher who has to deal with it. Your children should absolutely and unequivocally be at the center of your universe. No one should take on the role of a parent without first and foremost agreeing to the terms and conditions of raising a child. Because despite what we all know to be true in raising a child, it often feels like there is no village. It is you, possibly a spouse, and them. Your children cannot take care of themselves, so they rely upon you as their constant source of transportation, food, money. You get them up, drive them to school, pick them up, take them to baseball, soccer, piano, and chess. Do you think Nursery Software is expensive to run?
Then you cook them dinner, prod them to do their homework, get them to bed, and finally, crash yourself before awaking the next morning to do it all over again. I get it. It’s your world, and that’s terrific. Job well done! And for some of you, that’s enough. That’s the extent of it. You have your own stuff to take care of in the moments of the day when your son or daughter is not with you, and you find that more than fulfilling. You have honed the art of maintaining your own identity in addition to the role that you assumed as a parent. You don’t have to drive on every field trip, you don’t need to hang outside the door of the classroom before or after school chatting it up with other parents; you would be just fine letting the school do its thing and you do yours. Before I go on, if this is you … on behalf of teachers everywhere, I thank you. Do your research before purchasing Childcare Management System - it can make all the difference!
Because many parents today have lost perspective. We are a society of extremes. There are those who do too little and those who do too much. Very few Goldilocks get the “just right” … well … right. And I am still not sure of which two extremes I would rather encounter as a teacher. I mean, the under involved parent is certainly the victim of fodder among the faculty. We roll our eyes at the mention of the name of that “absentee parent” who is always two steps behind the eight ball—the parent who forgets to pack the bag lunch on field trip day, so their child eats graham crackers out of their chaperone’s car seat cushions. The parent who remembers after the school day is done that they were to supply two dozen cupcakes for the class’s Valentine’s Day party. The one who misses their parent-teacher conference, sends an email the morning report cards are distributed asking if their child can receive extra credit to bring their grades up, never insists upon their child wearing a jacket in the morning, or lets them ride their bikes home in a deluge of rainwater. Ah yes, those special cases. But as much as I shake my head in bewilderment at their vacancy, I struggle with criticizing them. Because after all, isn’t that what I am asking for? How do you think they keep the Preschool Software ticking all the boxes?