Rather than deal with the fear, they just don’t show up.
While lack of interest may be a problem in some families, it’s a myth that low-income parents aren’t as concerned about their children’s growth and development.
[Thomas Moore, "Poor parents find school intimidating" Charlotte Observer (02/11/03): 11A] It’s a myth that these families don’t care about education.
A few weeks ago, I drove to Gastonia for the funeral of my preschool teacher, Mytle Hoffman. Hoffman was known for her ability to motivate parents and for her dedication to educating young children.
A parent who is being abused by their own child, whether it be a teen or even a younger child, may feel a sense of shame.