I recently found out that my daughter was saying unkind things to one of her friends. I was embarrassed that she didn’t know better but started talking to Mae about the situation. I try to be a good parent and realize that I’m only a good parent when I’m around my kids and present. I haven’t ever been in poverty but I can imagine it would harder to be either of those I as a parent in poverty. When you have things that are stressing you out your mind may drift elsewhere or if you make a lower wage you may need to work more hours.  I know most parents want to be a good parent. Most parents want to provide the best for their kids so their kids can be better off than they are. I see many parents in poverty doing a great job but I imagine it has to be so much harder to parent.  I think it just makes me think of one more way my white privilege is making things easier for my family.