New York schools don’t let you call your parents, so what do you call them?

The school states that families are made up in different ways, and that it is important not to use “sensitive” words to offend others or make specific assumptions about a Family‘s situation.

In addition, the school advises that students should not wish their friends a “Merry Christmas” in order to avoid offending other ethnic beliefs. The school offers classes from kindergarten through 12th grade.

It is notable that this is a parochial school, and they claim that this practice values the dignity and worth of the common humanity. What to say?