The rat race of preschool applications to get the “best school” must be nothing short of exhausting. Observing a two year old’s parents resorting to résumés and other slick tricks portraying their little ones as evolving Einsteins stresses me out. The absurdity of a school “allowing” parents to write a huge check to attend seems ‘other world’ to me now. Kids should be kids and babies should certainly be allowed to be babies. It’s a shame our government doesn’t reject the pressure to institutionalize our little ones, instead promoting Zero to Five/Preschool for All programs. Parents need to count on their common sense to protect their child’s well being and uniqueness.
Rachel Figueroa-Levin posted in the Urban Baby Blog that her two year old will remain a two year old, not a model of the perfect student.