ICYMI: The Excuse of All Excuses laments those parents who do not allow their kids to fail and learn from their mistakes.
I’ve been railing against this epidemic for a number of years, tempering my criticism under the auspices that I myself am not a parent.
However, I am a teacher and I am a human. I’ve been around long enough to understand that kids are extensions of their parents and families. What’s permitted or excused in the house permeates in the classroom in the way a child comports himself with peers and adults. Moreover, when parents do not hold their children to a high civic and academic standards, the kids become reliant; worse, they do not develop the means to confront and overcome adversity.
So parents, keep making those excuses for your kids and be prepared to wipe them from front to back and back to front for the rest of their lives.