A C R E S C E N D O O F O V E R P R O T E C T I O N
This woman may be smothering and not mothering her child.
In my school district the youngsters have school for one half day on Thursday. This means they are excused from classes at noon.
She was perched on the back steps of the school for more than one hour texting furiously and absorbed in her chatting.
Many parents who chauffeur their children to the school arrive there 20 minutes earlier but they are vying to get a parking spot near the school’s front door. Their arriving there early is understandable.
You should be aware that her suite faces the school yard, she chats with her youngster at recess and is still there one hour before the bell rings everyday.
She whisks her child hurriedly from the school yard and it appears isolates her from fellow classmates.
Is she insecure as a mother or overly protective in her parental role?
I used to live in another building also located directly across from a grade school with traffic cross light and patrol person directing traffic.
My neighbors had a daughter who was thirteen years old whom they walked across the street to and from school everyday. That seemed strange to me.
I thought the role of school was to expose and develop the child and not isolate him/her from the learning and social experience.
Hopefully this mother’s parental style will improve as the school year progresses. – gc