I have always been of the opinion that education starts at home. If I don’t care enough about my childrens education to teach them as much as I can ( the basics….numbers,letters,colours,writing their name, how to socialise and what responses are acceptable in different social siuations) then why should I expect someone else to cars enough to teach them. Now I am no supermum, I have 2 small children, work a few hours a week outside the home, I don’t have endless time on my hands but to me this seems like my responsibility as a parent. So I have been surprised of late to hear how many other parents feel it’s not their job to teach their children anything. That’s what they go to school for and what teachers get paid for…Really??
I’m interested are these parents a minority or am I odd to care so much about getting my children school ready? What are your thoughts?
Posted by rowdyandplacid, 30th June 2013