Perspectives: 52/365

Amelia Pearce (Stay at Home Mom/PTO President)

They think they know best,
The ones who are after everything,
College scholarships,
The Santa Claus life for their kids
Where everything is a gift
Unwrapped without any accountability,
Without any appreciation,
Without a true sense of what it means
To actually earn anything.

They blame the coaches or teachers
When their perfect little one
Does not live up to their expectations.
They forget that their jobs are not to give,
But to raise, to allow their children to fail,
To have to adapt, to struggle.
Each time parents complain to me about a teacher or coach,
I tell them to relax,
To remember what we were like as kids, and
How life goes on after high school.

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