Most parents that are too involved in their student’s school work and relationships do not even realize they are doing harm. They also do not realize how much trouble they are causing for their student’s teacher as well. I created a google sites page because I thought it would be an efficient way for a parent to navigate information on the background and main components of being overly involved in their child’s school life. I made pages that parents could read to gain more insight on the topic before reading the page on its relation to him/herself. The background information on the first page just highlights some things to know about overparenting in the school system before reading more into how it directly relates to you.
My rhetorical situation is more informal. I tried to write it so the audience could relate and engage in the information, rather than getting distracted by unimportant information. I sent my communication, a google site, to a parent, Allison Wegerdt, who I believed could benefit, although she may not know it, from the information on the site. While shifting my rhetorical situation, I found it difficult to direct my text to a new audience. My original research was focused mainly towards teachers in the education field and how they were affected by “helicopter parents.” I shifted my audience to a different perspective, which is the parent, to draw their attention to something they could be unconsciously doing. The research that I had in my original paper was helpful when creating changes in my rhetorical situation.