Slice of Life Day 24- My Kids Parent Teacher Conferences
I attended conferences in the role of Parent. It’s so different being on the other side of the table. I hear the teachers talking about my kids making good growth. Growth, yeah, yeah. That’s good and all. But I want to know if they are keeping up with their peers. Are they ready for next year? Will they be ready for the competitive world of high school and the cut-throat college and the real world after that? Expectations are ever increasing. Students are constantly outdoing themselves, academically, athletically, musically, artistically, etc. I want to know that at the end of this educational journey my kids are on that they will be prepared for the real world, will be able to get accepted into college, get good grades in college and get good jobs that will make them happy. At the same time, I don’t want them to be negatively affected by the pressure. Thank goodness my girls are happy creative kids. We try to balance school work, athletics and fun. But I am feeling the pressure of being a modern mom.