Mom Sues Preschool for Teaching 'Shapes & Colors'


HarvardIf you thought Tiger Mom was intense in her approach to producing perfect children, she looks like a pussy cat compared to Nicole Imprescia. This Manhattan mama is suing her daughter's school for thwarting her chances of getting into an Ivy League school someday. Even worse: Her daughter, Luscia, is 4, and the school she's suing is a preschool.

Granted it's a $19,000-a-year preschool, so you should expect a certain quality of education I suppose, but ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME? She pulled her daughter out of York Avenue Preschool just three weeks after she started because she was learning too much about "shapes and colors" and not enough about what was on a test to get into a good elementary. So clearly at 4, this girl's chances of Harvard have been forever marred ... at least in Imprescia's mind.

In her lawsuit she states, "Getting a child into the Ivy League starts in nursery school." Really? Because my sister just graduated from Harvard Law School and never even went to nursery school, but okay, yes, preschool does often provide a good foundation for learning. Couldn't she have given them a little bit more time than three weeks to get going though? She says her daughter was placed with younger children while learning these basics ... um, maybe because she needed to? Of course, there's no telling a parent like that that her daughter isn't a genius.

Her quickness to point fingers and assign blame this early in her daughter's school career makes me fear for every educator in this girl's future. Teachers of New York, beware!

The real concern here, however, is for this poor little girl. What kind of life is she going to lead with a mother like that? A mother who is already planning her Ivy League life and will do, presumably, anything to get her there. I want to weep for this girl and the pressure she will face throughout her life. It's one thing to have hopes and dreams for your child, but another to predetermine their path -- especially when it's such a difficult path even for the brightest students. It seems some of those funds for preschool could be better used for family therapy ... just a thought.

Her mother could care less. Her attorney told the New York Daily News, "Luscia Imprescia, for the record, will get into an Ivy League school, York Avenue Preschool notwithstanding."

Perhaps she will ... if she doesn't go off the deep end first. Clearly her mother already has.

Can you see any sanity in this woman's lawsuit?

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puffn... puffnstuffmomma

God help this poor little girl for having a mother like that.

nmmama09 nmmama09

This reminds me of a scene in the movie Baby Boom. A mom in the park is crying because her daughter didn't get into a prestigious preschool, ruining her chances of a good prep school and any hope of an Ivy league college, while the little girl is sitting in a sandbox pouring dirt on herself. I can understand wanting the best for your child but this woman sounds nuts.


Wow. Sounds like someone has their undies on waaaaaay too tight!  o.O

Knitt... KnittinMama

Wow. Isnt that sort of why they go to preschool? To learn shapes colors etc. I thought I was supposed to prepare my preschooler for kindergarten not an Ivy League college. Wow am I failing :/

kisse... kisses5050

 ever see the the Law and Order episode  where the dad lies about his kid being a genius to feed his ego? ripped from the head line true story there!


nonmember avatar Amelia

COULDN'T care less. COULDN'T.

Pbutt... Pbuttercup0625

Yeah this woman is off her rocker, and I just ache for that baby girl.  And I ache because with a mother like that, the kid will most likely be pregnant at 16, and will end up choosing to go to the military, just to spite her mother.  That is how karma works.  I have a very strong feeling that it will not matter what this child does in her life, she will be constantly disappointing her mother and will never be good enough.

allie... alliesmom112

Wow. Which wouldn't Sue approach the school first about her concerns before withdrawing her suing. This is such a waste if time really.

nonmember avatar Paula/adhocmom

I think her kid would probably do better in life (and hence have a better chance of getting into an ivy league school) if HER MOM WASN'T GOING AROUND TOWN STARTING INSANE LAWSUITS. Crazy. .

Toby1312 Toby1312

this is just insane, let the little girl be a lil girl, she needs love and teaching, not a crazy mombad

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