My Son's Prep School Friend's Mother

Omg, how the heck can someone be forking out $13500 a year for their child to attend a prep school and care so very little for their child's education? I just bumped into my son's friend's mother and as we are talking about school she is so laid back about how her child "studies". She waits to the night before the test to encourage him to "study". No, ma'am, this is not called studying but cramming and is a very poor "study" technique usually leading to temporary memorization and disallowing for any real learning. Then to be disgusted because the school is having her son learn Latin because it is beyond HER grasp is infuriating also. No, I do not understand Latin BUT appreciate my son having the opportunity to learn it. What is wrong with some parents?
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Toxic (sorry, I just can't type out the other part.no offense, I am just uncomfortable with the word), this year it is Latin and next year (freshman year through senior) it will be Chinese (very useful in the business world). Latin is kind of a gateway language because many of the world's languages are derived from it. As for the amount, well worth it. Out of 43 students who graduate last year every single one earned a college scholarship to excellent schools with the total between all 43 being $7.9 million, definitely worth the investment.

Fuzzy, I don't think having kids has ruined my life but I also love them beyond reason. As for paying for their schooling, if it helps to keep them from living a life of poverty, I am all for it. We are very lucky that my son is as brilliant as he is (not gloating.not really) because when taking the entrance exam for this school 2/3 of his tuition has been covered by a scholarship based on his test scores (this is one of the highest scholarships offered).

However, I applaud anyone who recognizes that having children isn't for them and chooses not to have them. You are right, it's not for everyone and when one fails to acknowledge that they wind up not just hurting themselves but the children as well.
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indeed. Mine could never afford to pay for mine and I actually studied and cared for school.
But true be told, I get it. I wouldn't even want to pay for someone else studies and growing up a person. Why should I?
Not everyone feels compelled to ruin their life. But some get bored and think kids are the answer and then they make them and realize they are no fun, only chores and f*****g up your life, putting you in debt and ending you.
just coz you're bored. I say some parents need to wise up and never have kids. It isn't for everyone.
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I feel like that's a bit much to be paying for a kid to go to a school. Also, I think that she should be infuriated that they're learning Latin when they could be learning a foreign language that can be utilized on a daily basis in conversation, whether it be in the work place or otherwise.
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