Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Too aggressive...

I've blogged about this stuff before, but another school has banned tag from the playground.

This time there's some wisdom:
Other parents said that slips and falls are part of growing up and that restricting games is not the right solution.

Chris Delta, a Kent Gardens mother, said she knows "life's not going to breeze" for her children. She wants them to learn how to cope with difficulty.

My father has often said, "School teaches you that the world is like Barney. When you enter the real world, you then discover it's more like Jurassic Park." Restricting kids at times when they're going to learn life's lessons seems rather counter-productive. I learned that there are idiots out there in middle school...a somewhat controlled environment. I was able to cope and adapt. It would have been a rude shock to wander into the real world when you're now responsible for your life only to discover all the idiots. Let kids grow and learn at school...before they get totally exposed to the reality of life where the dinosaurs don't hug; they bite.


Blogger hnscrog said...

I think I have heard dad say that quite a few times but it is true.

16 April, 2008 07:20  

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