Chelsea Clinton Under Fire For Missing Her Daughter’s First Day Of School

Sep 14, 2016 at 3:03 pm |

But is it a fair criticism?

On the first day of school, what do you see? A sea of parents swarming the school yard. Amidst backpacks bobbing and children sobbing, one thing might strike you most about those precious back-to-school moments:

There are a whole heck of a lot of moms there. Moms, in many circles, are still the default, go-to “school parent.” You know, the one who reads all the paperwork, signs all the forms, packs all the lunches, and does all the school runs.

Sure, we all know and talk about dads being more involved and “helping out,” but at the end of the day, it still feels like moms are expecting to take the leading role as the star of the school show.

We expect moms to be “school mums,” so when a high-profile mom like Chelsea Clinton opts to skip her kid’s first day of school, it suddenly becomes news.

Credit: Krista Kennell /

Credit: Krista Kennell /

Chelsea Clinton’s oldest daughter had her first day of school and mom missed it, but it’s the public’s reaction that has us angry.

Is she a bad mom and did she deserve the reaction?