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Letter: Some parents too involved with their kids

Published December 8, 2013 4:49 pm

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I am an 18-year-old student at Bingham High School. I believe strongly that parents are way too involved with their students' lives. These kids are becoming adults who need to have more responsibility. Some kids' parents wake them up for school every morning, clean their rooms and make the beds. Students need to start doing more for themselves and stop being so dependent on their parents.

Parents also get too involved with sports. Some high school coaches have been run out of their schools by parents who have a lot of money and feel the need to step in. If your kid is in sports you should never show up at a practice or talk to the coach about your kid. If your kid doesn't play, it's probably because he or she doesn't deserve to play; parents should accept it.

Daylor Youngblood

South Jordan