Obama Urges Parental Responsibility

From Newsvine, a story about how Obama's been injecting a bit of "tough talk" into speeches given on the economy and education to crowds at packed high school gyms. He's not saying anything earth shattering, just that a little common sense would go along way:
"You should meet with the teacher and find out what the homework is and help that child with the homework. And if you don't know how to do the homework, don't be embarrassed, find someone to help you."

"Fathers, be fathers," he added. "Be a part of your child's life. Be a part of your child's life and try to make them proud.

"And the last thing is, if your child is misbehaving at school don't curse out the teacher. You know who you are. It's not the teacher's fault that your child is misbehaving. That's some home training."

Amen, brother.


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I think it's great that Obama wants to give parental advice but seeing as though he wrote in his book that his wife was seething about his lack of involvement with the girls earlier in his political career, he may want to just give a pep talk to the parents and not start preaching what he is not actually doing on the homefront.

Being a U.S. senator requires a lot of time away from home and a lot of time NOT being at the school to talk with teachers....and he happens to be a millionaire and he and his wife (who is a full-time mom now) have hired nannies. He needs to be careful about not alienated the parents who have a vastly different situation than he has.

Thanks for sharing this news item!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!


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