This brings me to the Los Angeles Lakers 2020 NBA Champions all players signatures shirt but in fact I love this next point…when their children reach adolescence and are trying to establish their autonomy, are capable of taking care of themselves and have seen the contrast between their narcissistic parent and ‘normal’ parents, the narcissist loses control of their children. All hell breaks loose! This is when affairs and divorces are likely to occur. Their children are the antithesis of narcissistic supply! Narcissists don’t mine for supply where there is little or none. They will rage at their children and make outrageous threats to regain control. There is little ‘doting’ and ‘adoration’ anymore! This is not love! Students in the US go to school for about 7 hours a day. That’s a lot of hours for elementary school kids. My child is in a public school now, and she comes home with 1 page of homework a night, and it’s usually math. No homework on Fri and the weekend. Once in a while, she has a test to study for, and she usually has a week to study. They do all their writings, science, and social study projects in school. I started to realize how nice this arrangement is for us. DD loves sports, and this gives her plenty of time to go to all her sports practices. She also has time to practice violin and even be in 2 choirs. We have time to cook , watch a little TV , or play board games as a family, and that’s every night! She still remembers to read 20 minutes every weeknight before bed. And this is a kid who hates reading! Her school does follow the common core curriculum, which irked me at the beginning. But when I saw how the teachers were allowed to choose a program that worked for the district, with parents’ input, I can see that not all common core are created equal. (One of her previous private schools in another state used common core also, but I couldn’t understand their math methods for the life of me, and I am an engineer.) I can actually help her with her math. I even teach some of the lessons for the area schools. She was barely meeting her reading level to being on the top of her grade. Her writing skills also improved by leaps and bounds. They learned how to research a subject, create the Powerpoint slides, and present them in front of their class. And except for math homework, everything else was done in school.
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