Every parent knows that getting the kids to school on time and with lunch packed and homework done can be a challenge. Some days it’s just too much, and on those days many parents struggle to get themselves ready, let alone their little darlings. Well, one elementary school principal thinks that maybe parents should make more of an effort and be better role models for their children. Kate Chisholm, head teacher at Skerne Park Academy in Darlington, England has written a letter to parents requesting that they stop wearing pajamas when dropping off their children at the school.
“If we’re to raise standards it’s not too much to ask parents to have a wash and get dressed,” Chisholm wrote. She told the BBC that “It just got to the point when I thought ‘enough’s enough.’ I’m not trying to tell people what to do with their lives, but I just think having a really good role model first thing in the morning, getting yourself up, getting yourself dressed, ready for business, out to school is a really good example to set.” As well as in the mornings at the school gates, parents have been wearing pajamas to school meetings and even a Christmas show. “It’s disgraceful, we should be guiding our children not giving them bad habits,” said one parent who supports the letter.