posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 12:25 PM
Here's a question for all of you: WHY has the school prohibited religious drawings? I see no problem with any child depicting the symbols of their
religion. That way, we could all learn more about different religions, which promotes understanding, which promotes peacefulness and tolerance for
other religions. Why can't we simply enjoy the diversity?
When I was a psychotherapist, one thing I had to do was learn to "interpret" what was going on with a child in their drawings. If they drew
something very violent and disturbing, you found out that something was not right with this child. Whether it was the parents being abusive or a
neighboring molesting a child without their parents knowledge, this was a good way to begin to find out how messed up the kid was (or if he was at all
I think the school is missing an opportunity here to find out how the kid's were doing emotionally. I remember when I was 5 y.o., I was in a foster
home where the mother had given me a black eye. I went to school 2 days later (the mother didn't want anyone to see me with a black eye, but she
couldn't keep me out of school for 2 weeks without the social worker coming around.) But I still had an obvious black eye, as she had hit me in the
eye with a metal spoon. Anyway, the teacher noticed the black eye and talked gently with me, asking me to play with some dolls in a dollhouse. When I
had one of the parents hitting the child, that's when she knew something was going on. I believe she then made arrangements to have the foster
parents checked out. They were warned that one more time like this incident and they would have their foster care license revoked. I was never hit
See what I'm getting at?
This stupid school policy is more about control and avoidance of problems, than it is about common sense. And the students pay the price.
BTW, I'm not Christian, but I support this child's and all others, freedom of expression.