As I am sitting in this tutoring session, I am realizing that there are so many people this day in age that are not active in the education of their children. As a freelancing child care provider, I have encountered some of the most interesting parental situations. They seem to get worst the more money that is involved though. It’s like the more successful the family, the more issues the children have. This has been shown as behavioral, social and educational. Working in the DC and NYC areas help validate this observance due to the constant busy city lifestyles. Which further frustrates considering these parents are always penny pinching when it comes to the development of their children.
For instance, I’ve had a child who was moving to a foreign country shortly after I was hired to assists her. Mind you, this child hasn’t made it to grade school, speaks multiple languages but cannot read well and knows very little math. Regardless of all of that, the family limited the subjects and the hours for this child. They kept saying ” oh, this is going to be too much for her. 2 hours a day is fine, no?” What. in .the .hell is 2 hours of studying three subjects going to do? Especially when I have been rescheduled for toddler party engagements and playdates. And she didn’t want me to teach the child Spanish though their moving to a Spanish-speaking country and all of the child’s previous schoolwork was bilingual. -_-. Just so they can save $100 a week. It’s selfish and foolish in my opinion.
It is more frustrating when the children get overwhelmed because it’s like I’m walking into a huge mess dying to fix it but knowing it didn’t begin with me. I love tutoring children but this was a session I wish was just nannying. It would be so much smoother. I’m dealing with a child who clearly was never forced to think in their 5 years of living, the parents rather them have fun than learn, they looks at you for every the answer and you have to countdown a deadly 10 seconds before the right mind begins to function. It’s a headache! But it’s also sad because in this profession you see how possible your peers were raised and just people in society. Kids who don’t care about getting education are usually those who weren’t pushed enough. Those who always had someone give them the answer or no one to help explain things to them. Or even those who have been spoiled materialistically and very social but lack intelligence and depth. I’m sensitive about children and in this world today, it causes me to meditate more so I won’t blackout on the children because of their oblivious and/or unproductive parents when it comes to their education. It sucks because I don’t want to judge parents however I have deal-breakers. Coming from a mother who has always been about their children, giving them the best with less and never letting anything come before her children, you have to understand why I look sideways to those successful with much riches and resources yet their children’s education is limited and seems like an item on the to do list. I don’t want to hear any other situational issues that can keep a 5 year old child from learning because there aren’t any. Even if the child Don’t have them if you cant afford to keep them and do your best in their overall growth. Reasons why I don’t like flowers as gifts.