When DCFS Needs To Be On Speed Dial: 11 Examples Of Lazy Parenting

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11.   Leaving it to school to do all of the teaching.

In recent year’s what I’ve witnessed in my city’s school system are overworked teachers, dumbed-down curriculum and students that are getting passed along without truly learning any kind of life skills because educators solely crave a classroom free of conflict.  Even in better school systems it’s no longer enough to depend on the school alone to teach your child the basics.  You don’t have to necessarily home school your children, but education should be a priority in both school and home.  Even if it means encouraging your child to read the newspaper or writing something that’s more than 140 characters.

What lazy parenting traits have you witnessed?

Toya Sharee is a community health educator and parenting education coordinator who has a passion for helping young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health. She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about everything from beauty to love and relationships. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog Bullets and Blessings .

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