Another common parental complaint we often hear is about the frequency of school functions that take time, energy and organization. While once, you could get away with a monthly PTA meeting, these days it seems like just about every week there’s another school obligation to attend or prepare for.
Likewise, the amount of homework and other school projects that parents need to support have increased. It’s not that we don’t want to be involved parents. It’s that so many constant commitments can be overwhelming, especially for working parents or parents who are home with other children to take care of at home.
Like, do we really need to send snacks for a new party every week? Celebrate a host of made-up holidays like “best friends day” and “100 days of school day”? How many concerts, meetings and bake sales can there be? While we think our stress level will go down once we send our kids off to school, the truth is, keeping up with the intensity of the modern schooling commitments can be a whole new kind of stress, and parents are generally over it.