Pleasanton Parent Priorities
Original post made by Dawn, Foothill Knolls, on Jun 18, 2013
Over the last month I have read about local Pleasanton students vandalizing a school library, Senior cut day and finally the fatal accident on Foothill Road involving a Pleasanton student. I am familiar with the children and parents in each of these stories. My impression of the parents is backed up by many of the blog posters...parents with lack of supervision and kids out of control. Does anyone agree that many parents in this town need to go back to basics? Stay home with your kids? Being a stay at home parent does not mean you when your kids are at school you go to breakfast at Sunshine, lunch downtown and Barones on Thursday. Being a stay at home parents means you are HOME for your children! Working parents come home from work and be there for your children. In light of everything that has gone on in the last month I think our town would be well served with a parenting class. Or, parents of out of control teens, try staying home with your kids this summer (if you're a working parent come home from work and leave the the computer at the office), leave the alcohol in the cabinet, resist the urge to invite all your neighbors over and try talking as a family. Maybe you'll see the difference it makes and enjoy raising kids that contribute to society in a positive manner.