I read with dismay the article “Students, parents upset at Royston Elementary” (Record, Sept. 14) about class reconfigurations after four days in class.
I realize split classes are not ideal but changes made in the first week are hardly deserving of this kind of reaction. I shudder to think how these parents and children would react to a real crisis like an earthquake or worse.
Children are usually fairly adaptable to change but if the parents overreact as they clearly have here, so will the children.
As parents, we have a duty to prepare our children to deal with difficulties in life. If we continue to catastrophize minor events and try to micro-manage every aspect of our child’s life I fear we will rob our children of the chance to learn how to adapt to change and deal with the problems that are an inevitable part of life.
My children have spent most of their school life in split classes and have done very well.