Your son will learn to problem-solve.’ Arkansas school puts helicopter parents on notice


If you’re a parent racing to deliver your son’s forgotten algebra assignment to Catholic High School for Boys in Arkansas, Principal Steve Straessle has a little advice: stop and turn around.
The all-boys private school in Little Rock has long had a rule barring parents from coming to the school to drop things off — such as forgotten lunches, assignments and sports equipment — for their children, but parents occasionally forgot about it and had to be turned away at the front door. So the school decided to post a sign as a reminder as this school year got underway.
Adorned with a red stop sign, the placard reads: “If you are dropping off your son’s lunch, books, homework, equipment etc., please TURN AROUND and exit the building. Your son will learn to problem-solve in your absence.”

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