Rebecca Braithwaite is a single mother of one who raised her daughter in 1980s Chicago. Her daughter attended Chicago Laboratory School in Hyde Park, and now resides in Brooklyn, New York.
I didn't want her to go on to a Catholic school. I mean, I was raised in Catholic schools, but I wanted her to get a better education than I got. So, I applied at the University of Chicago Laboratory School when it was time for her to start school and she was accepted.”
It made me realize early on, that I've got to be my daughter's advocate for this entire process. I cannot leave it up to the school to decide if she's smart. I can't leave it up to them to encourage her. I've got to be the one to do it.”
Header photo is from The Glimmerglass Festival production of Blue (Karli Cadel).
Thoughts on Parenthood photos provided by program participants.