And what are parents supposed to do? Work different hours, move homes, hire a driver because Johnny had a bad day at school. Family is a unit and to work it can't be democratic because children are not grown up enough to make those decisions. That is not a bad thing, they think it is but when they grow up and feel the weight of providing meals and rent and bills for yourself and perhaps others you realize how nice it was to have someone make those decisions.I am also grateful for what I learned at school, I wish I could have been mature enough to use the resources school provided me to a greater degree. I have kids that would choose to play video games all day if given the choice, not going to be a bright future.