I’m going to sound a little crotchety and maybe old-fashioned here.
My mom told me of a conversation with a first-grade teacher she knows from church.
The teacher held her make-up snow day class for her first-grade students. The school district picked last Saturday for the make-up.
Guess how many first graders attended that Saturday?
I know. I can hear you yelling at your screen.
If you guessed that, you too have observed this new trend of some parents putting their convenience first before their child’s growth and maybe this makes you old-fashioned too.
Or you work for the Psychic Readers hotline.
Now in these first-grade parent’s mindzzz you might hear them rationalize “Oh, it’s one day. The kid’s six. Who cares? It’s my weekend day off!”
But, what does that do long-term to the kid? What will the parent do when the kid cuts high school classes because, “Eh. There wasn’t that much going on”?
CRS is now screening to keep these types of parents out. Can’t teach a kid who isn’t in class.
Those parents need to stretch and get out of their less-than-future-thinking goals for their kid.
For parents who don’t need to stretch, but want to give their child an advantage:
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Master teacher, coach and author
The book: The Truth About Amazing Kids