The last few days I’ve been reminded by a flurry of news stories my friends and family have posted on Facebook, or emailed me, and by the beginning of the school year that I’m doomed to failure as a working parent.
I shouldn’t be making lunches for my kids. And turns out my yelling is going to destroy my teen daughter. To make matters worse I keep getting emails and newsletters from the kids’ school about yet more changes they’re making to how our children are being taught. Now Common Core is going to make unfortunately all to common changes to the education process. This at a time when I wasn’t able to grasp what the heck the last changes really meant or how to help my kids succeed.
It’s all getting a bit overwhelming because I’m too tired at the end of the day to figure it all out. I almost cried last night when I was filling out a physical form for the kids so they can play sports this year because I was so tired I couldn’t see straight.
And about sports, (more…)