Parents Supporting Student Intern’s Final Demo Touches Many Hearts

Parents Supporting Student Intern’s Final Demo Earns Praise From Online Community

The heartwarming photo of parents supporting a student intern’s final demonstration at their partner school has touched many hearts.

Recently, Arianne G. Casiding, a Facebook user, shared a heartfelt post showing the support of a student intern’s parents during her final demonstration at their partner school. The post immediately spread like wildfire online and elicited reactions from netizens.

For aspiring educators or those pursuing an education degree, part of the requirements for graduation includes interning at a school and engaging in actual teaching, under the guidance of a cooperating teacher or CT.


Before completing the internship or practicum, a final teaching demonstration is necessary, where the intern is observed by the CT and other relevant individuals to receive a grade.

Casiding noticed the diligent presence of the parents of her monitored student intern waiting outside the classroom where their daughter was demonstrating, as a show of “moral support.” The couple, along with a young girl, reportedly paid no mind to the scorching weather.

The teacher added that the parents of her student intern, in her opinion, were likely farmers due to their hard toned muscles, rough hands, and scorched skin.

The female educator was honored to witness what parents can do for the dreams of their child.  She recalled the concept that parents are to blame if their children fall into poverty, and children should not be obligated to care for their parents in their old age.

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Here is the full post:

Yesterday, I observed our student interns’ final demonstration teaching in one of our partner schools. It was a busy day for everyone especially for the interns and their cooperating schools.


I saw these parents who were outside the demo room to watch their daughter fight for her dreams. And mind you, it was HOOOOT in all parts of the province.

But they were there for their daughter even with a sleeping baby in the mother’s arms.

They were farmers I suppose, with the way they composed themselves. There is something about these types of hard working people that you recognize when you see it. You see hard toned muscles, rough hands, and scorched skin, but eyes that are humble. There was no haughtiness and the way they talked was soft. Their smiles were shy and the voice of the father was kind.

I feel honored to witness what parents can do for the dreams of their child. I imagined the early mornings that they had to get up to earn every centavo that would complete the money that their children need. I asked myself how many times these parents stopped themselves in buying that extra shirt or extra dress to sacrifice it for their child.

What they did for their child is priceless.

Then I remember what the narrative of this generation is injecting into the society that “Parents are to be blamed if the children are suffering poverty and that they (children) should not be burdened with the obligation to care for the parents.”

Come to think of it. This narrative is so common with these celebrities who grew up in “already rich” families.

As if all families started out as billionaires.

Dear children of this generation, parents are human beings who want a better life and it just so happens that their idea of that kind of life is with you in it–a child.

Forgive them for wanting you.

(Say this slowly.)

Forgive them for wanting you.

Forgive them for what they can’t afford to give you. Forgive them for they were struggling too. Forgive them for believing that life would be better because they gave you a chance to give life to you. Forgive them if you weren’t meant to be here, but someone fought for you anyway.

You know what? Our parents tried.

I hope we learn the lesson of their past and not live the life that you had when you disliked them. I hope that you win in life without castigating their past decisions that you do not have control over.

No family is perfect.

Our parents tried.

Don’t believe these influencers who are already rich. They are trying to disband the primitive rule of survival that human beings survive in packs.

Do life in a pack or die alone.

Parents, forgive us for we did not know what you had to go through to love us. I hope we can make life better for you and I hope you live long enough to experience our victories.

Dear students, fight for your dreams. Fight for your parents. Fight for your family. It’s not so bad of a reason to go on, don’t you think?

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