Category: Perfection Exposed

Mother Believes Preschool Should Focus Only on Her Child

Parent-teacher conferences are fast approaching, and We the Average parents and students need to remember where we rank in the Pre-K through 12 hierarchy. Check out The Onion’sĀ feature on an extraordinary mother who is working tirelessly to find the right pre-school for her perfect…

The humility and honor of a perfect parent

True story. A perfect mom, whose son is in my son’s 11th grade class, posted fifteen pictures of her daughter on Facebook, after the twelve-year-old won two gold medals at an elite gymnastics meet. Here is one of the follow-up posts from another dad.

Are Youth Sports Too Competitive?

It might not be an issue for We the Average, who didn’t get the invitations to “select” soccer teams or have the money to pay for elite pitching lessons. But a great article in Parenting magazine reveals what we’ve known all along: competitive sports…

Bad mother spotted by dozens of onlookers!

A shocking report in The Onion stated a single mother with three children was spotted in Lincoln, NE, committing multiple crimes against parental decency and suburban child-rearing expectations. This is no longer an issue for the big cities, people; this outrage is happening in…

PTO, PTA: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

A great post on Renegade Mothering, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs. Why does the PTA hate us?  

NYT: What Straight-A Students Get Wrong

Hail to the Average! Spoiler Alert: Beware. This article does NOT solely praise straight-A students.  

Why We Should Helicopter Parent

A new study featured in The Onion shows the importance and benefits of helicopter parenting. Average parents, pay heed! The Onion on Helicopter Parenting

Parent Accepts His Child is not Perfect!

Check out this article at the blog, Father-hood.co.uk, and its shout-out to We the Average Parents, who know our children are less-than-perfect, but we love them anyway. Parent Accepts Child is to Blame