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 Do you think that for a parent to be involved in their child's schooling it requires them to participate at school in the PTA, volunteering, & other school activities?  Or is it acceptable for the parent to only be involved in homework, projects, parent/teacher meetings, progress reports, etc?

by on May. 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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Hottubgodess
by on May. 4, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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 it depends on how you give. 

I dont have the time nor the energy for the drama of the PTA.  Sorry.  I am self employed.  How do I give - by making sure I have gift certificates for the school auction, buying books at the book fairs, colecting box tops, participating in fund raisers.  If the teacher needs supplies, I buy more than requested(extra glue sticks, kleenex boxes etc) to help out. 

I am a scout leader as well.  That is how I give.  :) 

Quoting mommy2cristian:

 Do you think that for a parent to be involved in their child's schooling it requires them to participate at school in the PTA, volunteering, & other school activities?  Or is it acceptable for the parent to only be involved in homework, projects, parent/teacher meetings, progress reports, etc?

 

I'm not crazy....I have two boys.....roflmbo....


I love my Sensational DS1 and my Boysterous DS2...both born preemie, full term breastfed, until they self weaned.  I am a Lactivist, a CubScout Den Leader, Self employed, and still take the time to be my Children's Attachment Parenting Mom and my DH's Girlfriend.  My DH is my best friend. :)


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MB13
by on May. 4, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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I think that this is so right!  As a teacher, I had to be the referee between some of the "involved" parents.  One thought the other wasn't doing her fair share as a parent, because she was not able to chaperone a trip.  Little did she know that the other parent had written me a check for $500 (anonymously!) which made the trip possible!  Every one has their way of helping and I hate when people show  up to help only to give the appearance of being a better parent.

Quoting Hottubgodess:

 it depends on how you give. 

I dont have the time nor the energy for the drama of the PTA. Sorry.  I am self employed.  How do I give - by making sure I have gift certificates for the school auction, buying books at the book fairs, colecting box tops, participating in fund raisers.  If the teacher needs supplies, I buy more than requested(extra glue sticks, kleenex boxes etc) to help out. 

I am a scout leader as well.  That is how I give.  :) 

 

 

la_bella_vita
by Bella on May. 4, 2012 at 3:12 PM

 I think being involved with schooling is more important : )

EmmieandMom
by on May. 4, 2012 at 6:21 PM
Your child is a part off the class and school if you can you should do whatever you can for his/her class/school. Just ask the teacher will be glad to give you something to do at night or on the weekends if you work full-time.
Tal0n
by on May. 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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I homeschool and cut out the middleman.

anon1986East
by Member on May. 4, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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I'm involved in my children's education by helping them with their home work, extra lessons on stuff they need help with, parent/teacher meetings (which includes going over progress reports/report cards).

I am involved with their school by attending social events, volunteering at the end of the year fair, and donating supplies/money.

I think it's fine if a parent is not involved with the school, but I do think every parent should be involved with their child's education.

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