Friday, February 25, 2011

Parenting Classes........They Might Work

OK~I know I have blogged about this before, but this is really under this Mom's skin. My husband and I were eating at a restaurant today and a Mom, Son (2 years old, maybe), and the Grandmother were sitting in the booth behind us. Mind you, this little young child was taking all of this in. I'm thinking job security for my peers that work in the Education system.  Here's the conversation:

Mom:  "We are just one f----- happy family. I try to tell him that."
Grandma:  "Well, no s---. You are doing what you need to do."
Little Boy:  "What did you say, Mommy?"

Language like this has NO place in a restaurant, nor in front of a young child. Can you imagine what this little boy listens to at home? I really, really don't get it! Seriously, our kids might have a fighting chance if all parents were required to take parenting classes while in the hospital after giving birth AND before their children enroll in school. This is just a small sample of what's out there in our world today! I really, really don't understand this.

The sad part of this- Once this boy is enrolled in Pre-School or School, his teachers will be expected to turn this child into a respectful, straight "A" student! This family represents a large portion of what our kids endure today. We, as a society, owe it to our kids- something needs to change! I don't have all the answers, financially organizations and states are broke. So, what are we supposed to do? I guess-----be an involved parent, volunteer to help with youth where you can....and see what little difference you can make.  After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. I see and hear this kind of stuff all of the time and it's sickening. My son (age 9) and I were in the gas station not long ago and some guy came in talking on a cell phone cussing left and right while holding a toddler with the other arm!

    Not only are you correct, but those poor kids often end up being the ones that disrupt the class and take time away from the other kids. For me it's not the actual language so much as what that represents.

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