Teach My Kid? That's What School's For!
Submitted by newmolly2010
I teach my kids lots of things, like how to properly plant a flower and make French toast and say thank you (I'm really proud of that one!) and a million other life skills. I teach my kids the things all parents do, but rarely (OK, never) do I sit down with them and go over the ABCs or 123s like other moms might.
This might make me sound like a really bad mother, but I don't feel like one. I teach my kids morals and life lessons all day and I think that makes me a GREAT mom. I just don't think I need to sit down a drill my kids on academics when they're toddlers.
All too soon they'll be spending their entire days in schoolwhat do they really need to know before then? I have mommy friends who spend their days drilling numbers and letters into their kid's brains. Free time is spent doing flashcards and workbooks. No, thank you. I'd much rather be rolling around in leaves or splashing in the sprinkler with my kids than spending hours quizzing them. If I wanted to teach math or English, I would have been a teacher, not a mom, for crying out loud!
I suppose once my kids are older, I'll need to step up to the plate and help with algebra or biology, (scary thought!) but for now, I am happy to leave those lessons for when they start school. That's what teachers are there for. And, I'll stick with what I'm good at because trust me, I make a mean French toast and now my daughter does, too!
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