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'No Substitute for a Parent in the Classroom'

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On the first day of kindergarten last year, my wife sat alone in the back of the classroom. She was there with the consent of the teacher to offer support to the youngest of our four children, who was suffering a monumental case of separation anxiety.

One hour through the half-day class, my wife was pleased, for our daughter was participating in the group with only a few terrified glances over her shoulder for reassurance.

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