A High School Principal Just Put the Smackdown on Enabling Parents In the Best Way

Senior Patrick Wingfield is all for the idea. “It makes me think for myself and not rely on other people to do things for me,” he said. “And if I make a mistake, I need to learn from it and try to fix it.”

When I first saw this sign, I was a little taken aback—I definitely would feel terrible if my kiddo had no lunch! But when I realized it was for a HIGH SCHOOL and not younger kids, I quickly hopped aboard Team Problem Solvers. After all, moms and dads, we aren’t raising kids, we’re raising ADULTS, and it’s up to us to equip them to be responsible and resourceful so they don’t do a giant face-plant on their first day in the real world! When we start teaching our kids at an early age to figure out problems, we prepare them to function in a world full of grown-ups, which is the ultimate goal.

After all, I don’t want my 28-year-old still living with me and expecting me to make him peanut butter sandwiches…do you?

Kudos to the staff at the Catholic School for Boys…and have a great school year!

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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