Hats Off to My Parents

I am just home from two days of parent-teacher conferences and am exhausted but satisfied.

Satisfied with my students’ progress.

Satisfied with the families in our community.

Satisfied with the parenting I see and the way this generation of kids is being raised.

I know we often hear otherwise.

We hear about kids who aren’t proficient.

Kids who don’t meet the standards.

We hear of families struggling financially.

We hear of divorce.

We hear of parents who don’t spend quality time with their children.

Yet they do.

I see it happening.

I witness that most of these parents are doing the best they can.

And that their best is far better than what you typically hear about.

I’m proud of my parents.