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Where are the parents?

Not so long ago my husband and I went to our son’s high school open house. As we went from class to class to meet and talk to his teachers we noticed some classes had no parents show up and some classes one or two parents.

When we are now hearing so much about our schools not doing a good enough job, I hope to remind the parents to do theirs. For instance, stay in touch with your children’s teachers. Make sure your children do their homework. If your child is late for class or disruptive and has to go to detention – don’t go fight with the teacher. If they wear inappropriate clothes why are you fighting about their rights? All of this is teaching our children to respect others. It’s the best lesson we can give our children.

If I sound like a teacher – I’m not. I’m just a mom looking at the whole picture. We all must do our part for our youth. That means teachers, parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

Norma Clayton

Nevada City

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